The days of talking are over and the Nigeria Women's Basketball team, D'Tigress are set for action in the Afrobasket 2017 in Mali.

Ahead of their tournament opener against Mozambique, the Vice President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Babatunde Ogunade says he is confident that the team will do well.

After a brief meeting with the Technical crew, team lead Sam Vincent said he is confident the team will have an excellent outing.

“We have practised and prepared hard, putting finishing touches to our game plans, the coaches are good, the girls are in high spirit. I know the girls are encouraged to go all out and put up a good fight.”

Currently ranked second in Africa behind host, Mali, Team Nigeria plans to take each game as it comes.

He further expressed satisfaction with the commitment shown so far by the players and technical crew to defend the honor of the most populous black nation in the world.

D’Tigress arrived Mali on the 16th of August, (2 days before their opening game) to acclimatize and have a feel of the match venue while Mozambique arrived Bamako hours to their game against Nigeria.

The match will take place at 9pm local time (10pm Nigerian time) at the Palais des Sports Salamatou Maïga, Bamako.

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