Nigeria’s D’Tigress beat Mali to reach Afrobasket final
Nigeria’s female basketball team, D’Tigress have reached the final of the 2017 Afrobasket championship after defeating hosts Mali.
D’Tigress won the hard fought game 48-47 at the city arena in Bamako on Saturday.
Atonye Nyingifa led the way for Nigeria, scoring 11 points and adding 4 rebounds and 2 assists.
Ezinne Kalu also scored 11 points, adding 4 rebounds and 6 assists.
The victory also means Nigeria has qualified for the FIBA Women’s World Cup in Spain next year.