The Senior Women National Basketball Team, D’Tigress will on Wednesday play their first test match, as they continue in their preparation for the 2017 Women Afrobasket tournament.

The Technical Committee of the Nigeria Basketball Federation said it was necessary to organize the test match for the Senior Women National team.

The team popularly referred to as D’Tigress will engage Raptors Basketball Club of Lagos in a friendly game by 4:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday during their evening training session.

The game is geared at giving the Technical crew led by Sam Vincent the needed opportunity to assess the players in camp as they intensify their preparation for the continental showpiece taking place in Mali.

The game against the Division 1 club is the first of the test games lined up against local club sides before the team’s departure for Bamako on 16 August.