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AfroBasket: Nigeria’s D’Tigress begin title defence with Mozambique win

Nigeria’s senior women national basketball team, D’Tigress, began their 2021 FIBA AfroBasket Women’s Championship campaign with a victory against Mozambique on Saturday in Yaounde, Cameroon.

The Nigerian team won survived an early scare to beat Mozambique 67-50 in their first Group B encounter at the women’s AfroBasket.

Ezinne Kalu top-scored with 17 points, team captain Adara Elonu also impressed, netting 13.

Nigeria are in Group B alongside Mozambique and Angola, with Group A having hosts Cameroon, Cape Verde and Kenya.

The team will now face Angola on Monday to stay top of their group.

In the last four years, the team have emerged as the most successful team in Africa with back-to-back AfroBasket titles won in 2017 and 2019.

The 2021 AfroBasket Women’s Championship, which is the tournament’s 25th edition, will hold from September 18 to September 26 in Yaounde.

Four group winners will advance to the quarter-finals, with the remaining eight teams playing for the remaining four quarter-final tickets.

The tournament’s top two teams will qualify for one of the qualifying tournaments for the 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup.

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