Nigeria’s D’Tigress secures first win at 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup

defeating Turkey to become 1st African team to win at the competition

The 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup began on Saturday, the 22nd of September at Tenerife in Spain. After losing their opening game against Australia 86-68, Nigeria’s D’Tigress team recorded a landmark victory in their second game, defeating Turkey 74-68 to become the first African team to record a win in the group stage of the competition. Since making their debut at the tournament in 2006, this is only the second time the Nigerian team has qualified for the Women’s Basketball World Cup.

With their first victory in the bag, the now reigning African champions have set the ball rolling to make even more landmark statements as they take on Argentina today. A win against Argentina will guarantee that the D’Tigress will qualify for the next round of the competition and set yet another record as the first African team to make it to the round of 16 stage of the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup.

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