D’Tigress thrashes host- Mozambique 57-48 points to go top of group-A picking a ticket to the Olympics Qualifying Tournament, OQT in 2020.

The topmost African Champions, lead the first half 21-8, 17-11 to win 38-19 points and will face Mali in the semifinals of the FIBA Africa pre-Olympics qualifiers.

Mozambique took the second half winning the third and fourth quarters by slim margins, 16-8, 13-11, but it was a case of too little too late as Nigeria stood their ground for a win.

D’Tigress Head Coach, Otis Hughley said the game against Mozambique gave the team the opportunity to play together as a team since their Afrobasket wins.

The Coach promised that the game against Mali in the semifinal will be different as they hope to take the pre-qualifiers one game at a time with the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo the ultimate target. 

In another development, Coach Gernot Rohr greeted his Team’s never-say-die spirit after they came from a goal down to beat Lesotho 4-2 in Sunday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.