Nigeria’s Heroic Basketball team, D’Tigress will later on Tuesday face Argentina and the Sarah Ogoke-inspired team are confident of another victory against the South Americans.
The Nigerian girls made history on Sunday at the championship as they stunned Turkey 74-68 in the Group B game. It was Nigeria’s first-ever FIBA Women’s World Cup victory and the first time the female team would defeat any European opponent.
With the victory, the Nigerian ladies have put themselves in a strong position to finish second in Group B overcome stubborn Argentines in the final group match.
Sarah Ogoke got the highest point for Nigeria, as her 22 points propelled D’Tigress against their formidable European counterparts Evelyn Akhator also impressed with a 13-point, 10-rebound double-double.
Turkey struggled for much of the game, as Isil Alben contributed 15 points, while Esra Ural Topuz suffered a knee injury.
An elated Ogoke told reporters after the match: “It was great. I have played for a while with the national team and I felt as though I personally had a point to prove.
“We finally got an opportunity to show what we can do with this historic win against Turkey,” she said. Australia leads Group B with 2 wins, while Turkey and Nigeria tied at second place with 1 win each.
Argentina are at the bottom of the group with no win.