Nigeria’s D’Tigress kept their 2022 Fiba Women’s Basketball World Cup hopes alive as they came back from losing the first quarter to beat world number 5, France 67-65 in a World Cup qualifying game on Friday.
They took the game to the French side winning the last three quarters 16-10, 21-14 and 19-13, after losing the first quarter 11-28.
D’Tigress, Nigeria’s female team are currently ranked 15th in the dworld and number one in Africa.
They will battle Mali in their game in the qualifier series. The Nigerian side are now second behind China.