The campaign to defend the title continues as the D'Tigress of Nigeria beat the Democratic Republic of Congo, 79-46 to qualify for the semi-finals.
At this stage, team Nigeria also qualified for the pre-qualifying Olympic tournament in Tokyo, 2020.
Not just defending the title, but the higher goal, embeded into the mind of the players, streamlined their focus to making sure every move counts. The coach reiterated the importance of teamwork, to acheive more. With thier eyes set on the Olympics, they take each win one step at a time.
"We are one step closer to our goal" said head coach, Otis Hughley.
The Nigerian fans came in full colours to show their never ending support.
D'Tigress dominated all quarters to seal the deal.
#23 Ezinne Kalu 17 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 5 steals
#25 Victoria Macauley 14 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal
#11 Adaora Elonu: 11 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 steals
The semi final match comes up tomorrow, against Mali; a rematch of the 2017 semi finals.