Breaking: Nigeria’s D’Tigresses beat Mozambique, close to grabbing Olympic ticket

D’Tigresses beat Mozambique 85-51 to kick-start their quest towards securing a 2020 ticket.

On the night that all the 12 players on the roaster scored at least two points, Promise Amukamara was the one who led the team with 14 points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals and 3 assists.

Rebound Queen, Evelyn Akhator picked up 7 and scored 9 points.

Team captain, Adaora Elonu had 10pts, 4 assists and 3 steals with 100% records from her two points attempts while Ezinne Kalu recorded 11 points and 5 assists;

Although, Mozambique started like a house on fire in the to lead 19-18, heading into the it was all about the coach Otis Hughley-led team immediately the resumed.

The team stepped up its game with some solid defensive play and full court press to frustrate their fellow African opposition as they dominated the rest of the quarters, 23-9, 15-13, 19-10 to enjoy a 34 point victory.

Although, the team has technically qualified for Tokyo 2020, a ticket will be officially guaranteed if USA beat Mozambique in the next group game on Saturday.

Elizabeth Balogun debut for was rewarded with 9 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals after playing 16:25 minutes.

will face host- Serbia on Saturday.

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