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2023 Women’s AfroBasket: D’Tigress Outclass Hosts Rwanda To Reach 4th Straight Final

2023 Women’s AfroBasket: D’Tigress Outclass Hosts Rwanda To Reach 4th Straight Final

African champions D’Tigress of Nigeria have qualified for the final of the 2023 FIBA women’s AfroBasket after overcoming hosts Rwanda.

In Thursday’s semi-final D’Tigress triumphed 79 points to 48 against Rwanda and qualified for a fourth consecutive final.

The five-time African champions won three of the four quarters in the last four tie.

They ended the first quarter 22 – 2 before also taking the second quarter 22 – 12.

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Rwanda rallied back and overcame D’Tigress in the third quarter 17 -14.

But the fourth quarter saw the Nigerian team winning 21 – 13.

Meanwhile, the second semi-final will see Senegal, the most successful team in women’s basketball in Africa (11 titles) take on Mali later on Thursday.

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  • Congratulation girls

  • Dr. Drey 11 months ago

    Wow, Wow, Wow……A standing ovation for this hurriedly assembled D’Tigress team and their brand new coach.

    A never expected them to get to the finals, going by how another hurriedly assembled homebased DTigers squad crashed out of the AFRO-CHAN in R16 or thereabout.

    To have pulled off this feat, after Sunday Dare and his legion of demons destroyed the team for asking for their bonuses the last time…..? Hell this is so fantastic.

    Emotionally, Physicaly, Mentally, Coach Rena has a lot to do to raise a new team, and even the rest of Africa is wondering how she did it within 5weeks.

    Congrats DTigress. NBBF, please we dont want to hear stories… these damn girls and the ones that evil man sent to destroy our sports (Sunday Dare) disbanded from the team. It is time to open the doors of reconciliation and build a stronger team with the new and the old girls as we prepare to once again storm the global stage and return to the top 10 position we were primed to be in.

    Once again, good luck to the girls in the final. Either of Senegal or Mali would not come easy, so they need to brace up and give it their all. May God’s grace shine upon them.

    Bring it home for the 4th time back to back girls…!!!

    • pompei 11 months ago

      Hahaha, after Wazza Dazzler’s exit, our basketball and sports in general can now breathe. Congrats to the ladies. Making a 4th straight final no be beans.
      If NBBF like, let them do an NFF and not pay these ladies what they are owed!

      • Dr. Drey 11 months ago

        Cna you also feel the tranquility that is beginning to seep into our sports since the incompetent fraud of a minister disappeared into oblivion at the end of his tenure….?? I pray he will remain in that oblivion forever. Reading, hearing or seeing his face anywhere around our sports henceforth will be traumatic for us.

        • pompei 11 months ago

          A truly disastrous tenure it was.
          Let him go back to whatever he was doing before sports. This sports thing is not for everybody.

    • I read this incredible feat in The Punch:

      “The win on Thursday means D’Tigress have now extended their unbeaten run to 23 games and are on the verge of winning a fourth consecutive AfroBasket title.

      The last time Nigeria lost a game in the Women’s Afrobasket was in 2015 against Cameroon in the semi-finals.”

      The mental strength to keep overcoming nation-made odds is terrific, really terrific.

  • MONKEY POST 11 months ago

    Still WOMEN puting SMILES on our FACE.

    KUDOS to all the WOMEN out there…

    But CSN when is the FINAL???

    • The finals is on Saturday by 5pm. The D’ Tigress will lock horns with the girls from Senegal.

  • Like someone rightly said half of the team and starters are from the old stock.They where actually the back ups.We have New faces like Blessing Ejiofor the tallest in the team, Tomi Taiwo and one Toyosi Abiola though she has not played any match.There is need for reconciliación.We Still need Adaora, macaulay, Ibekwe, Promise etc.Olympics challenge is a tough one.

  • Dare was actually a disservice to Nigeria sport; a period of total failure in all ramifications. This is where Gusau can choose to etch his name in gold in the hearts of sport loving nigeria by deliberately deviating from the `USUAL NORM’.. THERE ARE HIDEN IMMEASURABLE BENEFITS THAT COMES FROM DOING THINGS RIGHT ALBEIT YES, IT COMES WITH PATIENCE. A BIG CONGRATULATION TO YOU GIRLS. TRULY PROUD OF YOU LOTS.

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