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Monday, September 24, 2018

Nigeria Beat Turkey In First-Ever Win At FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup

The Nigeria Women’s national basketball team, D’Tigress, are off from the list of teams without a victory at the FIBA Women’s World Cup.

D’Tigress after losing their group opener against Australia on Saturday battled to a 74-68 victory over Turkey on Sunday to record their first ever victory at the flagship women’s basketball championship.

Sarah Ogoke was the hero for Nigeria in Sunday’s victory; dropping a team-high 22 points in the contest.


While Ogoke is happy to see Nigeria overcome Turkey, she has promised it was only the beginning of more to come.


“It’s not over yet and we’re just getting started,” she told Fiba.com “I’m not satisfied at all because to me it’s a big win, but we can’t feel comfortable until we beat Argentina and move into the next round.

“I have been playing on the national team for a while now and felt that I had a point to prove and Nigeria also had a point to prove. We’re not your typical African basketball country.”

“We have a lot of talent on this team and we have a lot of experience and we finally got the chance to show it.”

Meanwhile, D’Tigress head coach, Otis Hughley, has also expressed great delight with the performance of his girls even as he admitted that Turkey were no pushovers.

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