Photo Courtesy: FIBA
Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Photo Courtesy: FIBA
USA Senior Women’s National Basketball Team Forward Nneka Ogwumike has described USA’s upcoming game against Nigeria as “bittersweet”.

Defending World Champions USA play Nigeria in the first quarterfinal game of the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup later today.

Born to Nigerian parents in the US, Ogwumike and her teammates take on the African Champions for a place in the semifinals.

The Los Angeles Sparks player talked about her emotional state in the lead up to the game with stating:

“It’s a bittersweet situation. These are the two countries that have been so big a part of my upbringing and now they are here (playing each other). … It’s amazing. We’ve seen a lot of skillful development in these African countries and I love it.”

Nigeria made history by becoming the first African nation to play at the Women’s World Cup quarterfinals after beating Greece 57-56 on Wednesday.

The African Champs lost its opening game against Australia but bounced back to record three straight wins. USA is yet lose a game in Spain.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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