Nigeria’s women basketball team, D’Tigress, on Thursday in Dakar, Senegal, defeated the Democratic Republic of Congo by 79 to 46 points to advance to the semi-finals of the ongoing Afrobasket Championship.

D’Tigress, who are the defending champions of the tournament, will meet one of Mali or Ivory Coast in the next match on Friday.

Captain of the team, Adaora Elonu, said, “We worked hard today and just need to keep improving every day. 

“We are in the semi-finals and this is an opportunity for us to try and defend our title. 

“We just have to take one game at a time.”

The Nigerian ladies have crushed all opponents, defeating first victims Tunisia by 76 to 25 points before mauling the lionesses of Cameroon by 106 to 39.

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