The Nigeria Women’s National Basketball Team also known as the D’Tigress has won their opening game at the 28th edition of the Afrobasketball Championship that tipped off in Kigali, Rwanda today(Friday)
The defending champions defeated Congo DR in the opening game of the group D by 69 – 35 points to extend their unbeaten run against the Congolese
Highly experienced Ogoke scored 10 points while Elizabeth Balogun and Ifunaya Okoro scored 11pt each for the Nigerian team.
Nigeria will take on Egypt in the second group game on Sunday and will be hoping to get another win to qualify for the knockout stage of the tournament
Nigeria is the best ranked African country at the tournament and have won the past 3 editions of the tournament in 2017, 2019 and 2021.