The outstanding performance of the Nigeria’s D’Tigress has not gone unnoticed by the FIBA president, Horacio Muratore who gave them a thumbs up.
Muratore had spoke on the performance of the Nigeria and Senegal team most especially that of D’Tigress in an interview granted to the official FIBA blog, Fibabasketball.
In his words:
“One of the best story lines of this Women’s World Cup without a doubt will be that Africa proved it has some very good teams in Nigeria and Senegal.
“These are teams that can play against anyone and I congratulate both of them for their campaigns.
“Senegal had a historic win (against Latvia) and a great game against Spain (in Wednesday’s Quarter-Final Qualifications). They made the tournament hosts tremble a bit. It would have been amazing for both African teams to reach the Quarter-Finals.
“Nigeria outplayed the USA – the reigning world champions – in the first half of Friday’s Quarter-Final and got wins over Turkey, Argentina and Greece. This is extremely positive for African basketball and for the sport in general”.