Nigeria’s D’Tigress led by quintessential Evelyn Akhator to continue their hot streak on Friday by humiliating and outclassing Cote d’Ivoire 98-43 in their FIBA Women’s AfroBasket contest in Bamako.
The Nigerian ladies, who won their previous five games, were absolutely superior to their West African opponents and neighbour.
D’Tigress eased to another fine win with a colossal margin.
D’Tigress have already beaten the likes of Mozambique, Egypt, Senegal and Congo without dropping any games in Mali.
Nigeria will now be seen as favourites to go all the way as they await the winners of the Mali versus Egypt quarter-final in the semi-finals.
The top performers in the match are: Evelyn Akhator who netted 21 oint and delivered 11 rebounds; Ezinne Kalu scored 17 points; Nkechi Akashili dropped 13 points, Upe Atosu got 12 points while Ndidi Madu made up the balance of 10 points.
Nigeria is primed to meet either Egypt or Mali in the semi final.
The 2017 AfroBasket also serves as a qualifying tournament for the FIBA Women’s World Cup.