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D’Tigress beat Mali to qualify for FIBA 2022 World Cup

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Nigeria women’s basketball team, D’Tigress have secured a ticket for the 2022 FIBA Women’s World Cup billed to hold in Australia.

The team, which already stunned France in the qualifying series, battled again against Mali on Sunday to seal their place in the finals.

In the Group B final game in Belgrade, Serbia, D’Tigress triumphed 73 points to Mali’s 69 to qualify.

It was D’Tigress’ second win after three group games played. They lost their opener to China before beating France in their second fixture.

Read Also: D’Tigress stun France to boost qualification hopes for FIBA 2022 World Cup

Nigeria now join China and France as the three teams that will be at the 2022 FIBA World Cup from Group B.

Mali had taken the first quarter 22-20 but D’Tigress claimed the second quarter 22-13 and also the third quarter 22-9 before Mali emerged tops in the fourth quarter 25-9.

The 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup, the 19th edition, will be held in Sydney, Australia between 22 September and 1 October 2022.

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