Nigeria’s senior women’s basketball team, D’Tigress have qualified for the quarter-final of the World Cup after a nervy 57-56 victory over Greece this afternoon.
“What a sweet victory. A perfect succour for Head Coach, Otis Hughley whose family was involved involved in an auto accident less than 24 hours to the game. Final Score Nigeria 57 Greece 56”, the team said in a statement on Twitter.
Evelyn Akhator recorded a 14-point, 13-rebound double-double performance in the win.
President Buhari had congratulated the team yesterday after beating Argentina and qualifying for the second round. The team has even done more and proceeded to the quarterfinals.
They will play the USA on Friday.
Dede is an accomplished literary critic and public commentator with a penchant for telling compelling stories. An avid Man City fan, he lives in Lagos.
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