The D’Tigresss began their quest to secure a third successive women’s Afrobasket title, with a 66-48 victory over Mozambique in their group B opener.
Despite trailing in both the first and second quarter, the D’Tigress bounced back in the third and fourth, scoring 38 points in that period.
Captain fantastic Adaora Elonu added 13 points and 7 rebounds, Oderah Chidom and Sarah Ogoke both registered 8 points; in addition to Ezinne Kalu’s 17 points as Nigeria, women’s basketball squad claimed victory.
After a not too impressive outing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Nigeria women’s Basketball team are one of the favourites to clinch the title.
Coach Otis Hughley has been bolstered by the likes of Elizabeth Balogun, Pallas Kunayi-Akpannah, Nkem Akaraiwe, Amy Okonkwo, Oderah Chidom, who featured at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Recall that, D’Tigress first won the afro basket women title in 2003 (Mozambique) and retained it in 2005 (Abuja). With the win in 2003, Nigeria represented Africa at the 2004 Olympic Games in Greece.
Can D’Tigresss make it three in a row?
Up next for D’Tigress is a game against Angola, on Monday, September 20th at 8 pm Nigerian time.