Nigerian women’s basketball team, the D’Tigress, secured their spot at the Paris 2024 Olympics after a thrilling journey at the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Games in Belgium.
Despite a tough opening loss to world champions USA, the D’Tigress bounced back by defeating Senegal 72-65 in their first game.Sealing their fate, Senegal’s subsequent loss to Belgium guaranteed Nigeria’s qualification with one game remaining.
This victory marks the D’Tigress’ second consecutive Olympic appearance, having also competed in Tokyo 2020.Both Nigeria and Belgium have secured their spots in Paris with an outstanding game in hand.
The team’s resilience and determination have ignited celebrations across the nation. Basketball fans and enthusiasts, like Queen John-Moseph, are commending the D’Tigress for their hard work and well-deserved achievement.
The D’Tigress will face Belgium in their final group stage match, while USA takes on Senegal.With their Olympic berth already confirmed, the team will likely aim to finish the tournament strong and build momentum for Paris.
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