AfroBasket Women 2017: D’ Tigress puts celebrations on hold for Cote d’ Ivoire battle

Posted on Aug 25 2017 - 2:21am by admin

by using Joe Apu

Nigeria’s D’ Tigress head teach, Sam Vincent has warmed his girls not to get carried away by their 58-fifty four victory over defending champions, Senegal as the task in advance will not be over.

The American teach who’s on his 2d day trip with the Nigerian group referred to as on the girls to keep their party low key as he isn’t taking the quarterfinal game towards Cote d’ Ivoire with no consideration.

Sam Vincent stressed out the want to preserve celebrations to the barest minimum ahead of the crunchy quarter final tie towards Cote d’Ivoire, who completed fourth in their staff.

WNBA 2017 Draft choose, Evelyn Akhator posted a player-of-the-fit efficiency with 15 points and thirteen rebounds to inspire Nigeria to the important victory that took their rely to five.

“We set a purpose that we want to win. We came right here for the gold. The more we keep enjoying, the extra self belief we maintain getting and the extra belief we get amongst us.”

Ezinne Kalu and Adaora Elonu added 12 and eleven points respectively as Sam Vincent’s facet recorded their fifth straight win on the biennial continental competitors that has attracted Africa’s prime 12 groups.

Nigeria will now face her neighbors Cote d’Ivoire in the Quarter-Finals with an eye fixed at the Semi-Finals and the crown eventually.

Cameroon, despite her 69-35 loss to hosts Mali, alongside with Cote d’Ivoire and Tunisia was once tied on seven factors but the latter was eradicated from the contest on head-to-head rule.

In a repeat of the 2015 remaining, Cameroon faces any other huge task once they face a wounded Senegal aspect that’s in search of a file 13th title but most notably to protect their trophy.

within the other face off, unbeaten Angola can be up against Mozambique within the Lusophone derby with the latter taking a look to cause an upset.

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