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.