D’Tigress beat Angola to qualify for the quarterfinals of the 2021 Women’s AfroBasket

Nigeria’s Women’s basketball team, D’Tigress recorded their second win at the ongoing AfroBasket Women’s championship in Yaounde, Cameroon defeating Angola 85 – 65 to book their passage into the quarterfinals

of the competition on Monday night, September 20.

In the game, Nigeria made the match look easy and ended up humbling their opponents with a  20point margin.

However, having beaten Mozambique 67-50 in their first group B match, Nigeria worked hard to avoid the early jitters

from that match where they trailed going into half, rather they got their noses in front against Angola, putting up a high scoring first quarter (31-18) to show their intent.

Ezinne Kalu led with a team-high of 12 points and three assists, but it was the contributions from the likes of

Oderah Chidom who made 10 points and six rebounds and Ify Ibekwe who made nine points and eight rebounds

that was very essential.

Nigeria’s main rivals for the title this year include Mali, Senegal, and the hosts Cameroon who all won their

opening two games of the Championships.

Nigeria will now play the winner of the second-round match between Ivory Coast and Guinea on Thursday,

September 23 for a place in the semifinals of the competition.

D’Tigress beat Angola to qualify for the quarterfinals of the 2021 Women’s AfroBasket

By Taiyelolu A

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