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D’Tigress Secures AfroBasket Quarter-Final Spot with Win Over Egypt

D’Tigress continue to impress at the 2023 women’s AfroBasket, securing a spot in the quarter-finals with a dominant win against Egypt.

  • Toyosi Afolayan
  • 30th July 2023

Nigeria’s women’s basketball team, D’Tigress have secured a place in the quarter-finals of the 2023 women’s AfroBasket tournament with a resounding 83-65 victory over Egypt. The match, held in Kigali, Rwanda, showcased D’Tigress’ dominance on the court as they added another win to their unbeaten streak in the tournament.


Facing Egypt in their second Group D game, D’Tigress entered the match as the defending champions, aiming to extend their winning run at the AfroBasket. The first two quarters of the game saw Nigeria taking a commanding lead, with scores of 18-10 and 24-13, respectively, in favor of D’Tigress.


Despite Egypt’s efforts to mount a comeback, the third quarter ended 19-14 in their favor, narrowing the gap between the two teams. However, D’Tigress, determined to maintain their supremacy, came back strong in the final quarter, outscoring Egypt 27-23 and sealing the game with a final score of 83-65.


With their impressive victory against Egypt, D’Tigress secured their place in the quarter-finals of the 2023 AfroBasket. The team’s cohesion, skillful ball movement, and strong defense were instrumental in their success, showcasing why they are the reigning champions of the tournament.



Earlier in the tournament, D’Tigress began their campaign with a convincing win against Democratic Republic of Congo, setting the tone for their quest for a fourth consecutive AfroBasket title. The team’s consistent performances have garnered praise from fans and experts alike, cementing their status as a dominant force in African women’s basketball.


D’Tigress’ win against Egypt adds to their remarkable success in recent years. Having won the last three editions of the women’s AfroBasket, the team boasts an impressive record of five continental titles. Their exceptional performances have not only brought pride to Nigeria but have also elevated the profile of women’s basketball in Africa.




As D’Tigress advances to the quarter-finals, the team’s sights are firmly set on clinching yet another AfroBasket title. With their roster packed with talented and experienced players, they remain a formidable force capable of overcoming any challenge on the court.


The quarter-final stage promises to be fiercely contested, with other top teams vying for the prestigious title. D’Tigress will continue to rely on their teamwork, determination, and championship experience to navigate the challenges that lie ahead.


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