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PRE-OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS: Winning start for D’Tigress as DR Congo fail to show up

D’Tigress started their FIBA Africa Pre-Olympics Qualifiers on a winning note after strolling over DR Congo, 20-0 points.

The Coach Otis Hughley side performed a walk over ceremony over DR Congo who failed to show up for the competition holding in Maputo, Mozambique.

Currently ranked first in Africa and 16th in the world, the Nigerian ladies shot to the top of group A with one match to go.

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The reigning African Champions will now shift their attention to their last group game against Mozambique on Saturday after booking an automatic semi final ticket.

Winners of the semi final encounters will qualify for the Olympics Qualifying Tournament to be held next year.

The Nigeria side include, Ezinne Kalu, Promise Amukamara, Elo Edema, Atonye Nyingifa, Sarah Imovbioh and Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpannah.

Others include Upe Atosu, Aisha Balarabe, Evelyn Akhator, Ifunnanya Ibekwe, Adaora Elonu and Victoria Macaulay.

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