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Umar urges D'Tigress to conquer Africa, as team battle Cote d'Ivoire - Aug 24, 2017

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The factional president of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF, Tijjani Umar, has called on the women's national basketball team, D'Tigress to go all out to conquer Africa as they battle against Cote d'Ivoire in the quarter finals of the 2017 Afrobasket Championship looking for a place in the semi-finals.

Umar, stated that the girls started brilliantly at the group stages winning all the five games played in Group B and he has no doubt in his mind that the national team would end the competition on a high the way they did in the 2003 and 2005 editions when the team won the title.

Umar, who was the federation president when the girls narrowly missed the chance of winning the title for the third time in 2015 slipping against Cameroon in the semi final, noted that, the Nigerian team has shown great fitness and focus in all the matches played so far.

'The girls should continue their good run especially as the competition becomes stiffer going into the knockout stages. The team expressed great character when they defeated highly rated Senegalese team by four point 58 - 54 in the last Group B game of the 2017 Afrobasket for Women.

'I want to call on the team's key players like Evelyn Osarentin Akhator, Ezinne Kalu, Adaora Elonu, Nidd Madu and Jennifer Nyingifa among others to continue to motivate their colleagues to do Nigeria proud at the end of the competition,' Tijani Umar said.   

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