Photo Courtesy: FIBA
Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Photo Courtesy: FIBA
Nigeria’s Senior Female National Basketball Team-D’Tigress- takes on USA in the biggest match in the West African nation’s history.

The African Champions go up against the defending World Champions later today in this year’s World Cup taking place in Tenerife, Spain.

Nigeria became the first African nation to seal a spot in the quarterfinals after recording a 57-56 win over Greece on Wednesday.

The win was Nigeria’s third straight win in the competition following wins over Turkey and Argentina in Group B.

Nigeria beat Turkey 74-68 to record its first ever win at the World Cup; the nation participated in the 2006 Tournament but recorded no wins.

The game is the first of four fixtures scheduled for today as the competition winds down to a close; the final round of games will b played on Sunday September 22.

The African Champions face a tall order to get past the free scoring USA who have WNBA MVP and winner Breanna Stewart leading the way.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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