NIGERIA’S D’TIGRESS FACE DR CONGO IN FIBA WOMEN’S AFROBASKET QUARTERFINALS

Nigeria’s D’Tigress continue their march to winning again the FIBA’s AfroBasket tournament as they line out against DR Congo this Thursday in Dakar.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo set up a meeting against Nigeria in the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Women’s AfroBasket quarter-finals after they had a 78-46 victory against Cape Verde.

At the Dakar Arena, the last of the round of 16 matches were completed, with Angola sealing their quarterfinal place by defeating Kenya.

Rosemira Daniel top-scored for Angola with 15 points as they recorded a 64-51 triumph to book a last eight spot against hosts and pre-tournament favourites Senegal.

Senegal are the 12-time champions of Africa and will provide stern competition today.

In a close encounter, Egypt overcame Cameroon 68-63 to reach the quarter-finals, where they will face Mozambique.

Cote d’ivoire completed the quarterfinal line-up by overcoming Tunisia 74-50.

Djefarina Diawara scored 27 points for the Ivorians, who will go up against Mali – seeking their first title since 2007 – in the next round.

All four quarterfinals will be held this Thursday.