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Nigeria Wins First Game Of Afrobasket 2019. Defeats Tunisia 75-26 by naptu2: 9:40am On Aug 12
Defending champions Nigeria, hosts Senegal win big on #AfroBasketWomen Day 1

DAKAR (Senegal) - Reigning champions Nigeria got off to a perfect start at the FIBA Women's AfroBasket 2019 with a 75-26 win over Tunisia at the magnificent Dakar Arena on Saturday to go top of Group B.

Power forward Evelyn Akhator dropped the tournament's first double double with 13 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block to inspire D'Tigress to a resounding victory to send an early warning to all their opponents. 

"WE STILL NEED TO GET BETTER BECAUSE THIS IS THE [WOMEN'S] AFROBASKET. THIS GAME WAS LIKE BREAD AND BUTTER BECAUSE THE MAIN MEAL IS YET TO COME SO WE HAVE TO KEEP FIGHTING AND PLAYING HARD,"
- Akhator

 A 14-6 lead at the end of the first quarter showed the gulf in class as Otis Hughley Jr's outfit dominated the action on both ends of the court with absolute command showcased by Atonye Nyingifa who got right to the gist of the matter and eventually dropped a total of 12 points, picked four rebounds and one assist. 

At half time, Nigeria led 40-10 much to the discomfort of the North Africans who were torn in between anger and disappointment for such a mediocre fight they put up against a much stronger side. 

Hughley Jr used the opportunity to rotate his squad and give minutes to everyone while trying out different combinations on court and indeed as he said later, Nigeria are turning a new page from the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2018 showdown in Spain. 

Akhator told FIBA.basketball exclusively after the game that, "We still need to get better because this is the [Women's] AfroBasket. This game was like bread and butter because the main meal is yet to come so we have to keep fighting and play hard."

None of the Tunisian players made it to double figures but Rania Laouini picked eight rebounds and made five points in a game that her and her teammates will want to forget for more reasons that one.

http://www.fiba.basketball/womensafrobasket/2019/news/defending-champions-nigeria-hosts-senegal-win-big-on-afrobasketwomen-day-1


Highlights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ws3eigP2Mtk

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Re: Nigeria Wins First Game Of Afrobasket 2019. Defeats Tunisia 75-26 by naptu2: 9:40am On Aug 12
1) Evelyn Akhator

2) Sarah Ogoke (Cheeks)

3) Elo

4) Aisha Mohammed

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Re: Nigeria Wins First Game Of Afrobasket 2019. Defeats Tunisia 75-26 by naptu2: 9:57am On Aug 12
Meanwhile the men defeated Canada in the second game of their warm up series.

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Re: Nigeria Wins First Game Of Afrobasket 2019. Defeats Tunisia 75-26 by TheAngry1: 10:06am On Aug 12
Nigerian Basketball is experiencing a renaissance. If we focus on the game like we do football, it'll blow in no time.
Coach Alex Nwora is doing great with DTigers.
Coach Otis Hughley has built an identity for DTigress

It can only get better.

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Re: Nigeria Wins First Game Of Afrobasket 2019. Defeats Tunisia 75-26 by Lamasta(m): 10:07am On Aug 12
A times they will start poorly and finish gallantly and a times they will start on a flying colors and finish disgracefully.
I wish them all the best by bringing the trophy home grin

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Re: Nigeria Wins First Game Of Afrobasket 2019. Defeats Tunisia 75-26 by ecclize: 10:07am On Aug 12
Good news at least
Re: Nigeria Wins First Game Of Afrobasket 2019. Defeats Tunisia 75-26 by Luvlyna(f): 10:09am On Aug 12
It's like I will start putting interest in nigeria basekball team o. They seem to be getting things right now. Unlike the football team
Re: Nigeria Wins First Game Of Afrobasket 2019. Defeats Tunisia 75-26 by emma321(m): 10:09am On Aug 12
am falling for her already, please who knows her name and she account, i need it... champions Nigeria

Re: Nigeria Wins First Game Of Afrobasket 2019. Defeats Tunisia 75-26 by Galaticos444: 10:09am On Aug 12
More money shud b spend on developing others sport like basketball and tennis as well as weighlifting and not pumping all d money into soccer dat we get little or no reward 4rm undecided

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Re: Nigeria Wins First Game Of Afrobasket 2019. Defeats Tunisia 75-26 by agro100(m): 10:13am On Aug 12
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Re: Nigeria Wins First Game Of Afrobasket 2019. Defeats Tunisia 75-26 by toprealman: 10:18am On Aug 12
These are the real slay queens.......salute!

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Re: Nigeria Wins First Game Of Afrobasket 2019. Defeats Tunisia 75-26 by Sylraph1: 10:18am On Aug 12
sad

To all the Data scammers on this forum.....
May you never know peace in your life... Amen
Re: Nigeria Wins First Game Of Afrobasket 2019. Defeats Tunisia 75-26 by toprealman: 10:23am On Aug 12
emma321:
am falling for her already, please who knows her name and she account, i need it... champions Nigeria
https://www.google.com/amp/s/thenationonlineng.net/elo-edema-edeferioka-im-waiting-for-the-right-man-2/amp/

She is Elo Edema Edeferioka from Warri. Very real and nice.....no dull moment with her. Shoot your shot bro......she is in the shot shooting business besides.
Good luck to you and don't forget to say......Elo.

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Re: Nigeria Wins First Game Of Afrobasket 2019. Defeats Tunisia 75-26 by Couponchecker: 10:29am On Aug 12
Something wey happen days ago.
Re: Nigeria Wins First Game Of Afrobasket 2019. Defeats Tunisia 75-26 by luminouz(m): 10:34am On Aug 12
toprealman:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/thenationonlineng.net/elo-edema-edeferioka-im-waiting-for-the-right-man-2/amp/

She is Elo Edema Edeferioka from Warri. Very real and nice.....no dull moment with her. Shoot your shot bro......she is in the shot shooting business besides.
Good luck to you and don't forget to say......Elo.
Seemed u shot ur own shot and came back happily shot.... wink

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Re: Nigeria Wins First Game Of Afrobasket 2019. Defeats Tunisia 75-26 by dayleke(m): 10:37am On Aug 12
The other team no show?
Re: Nigeria Wins First Game Of Afrobasket 2019. Defeats Tunisia 75-26 by naptu2: 10:39am On Aug 12
emma321:
am falling for her already, please who knows her name and she account, i need it... champions Nigeria

@eloedema. She is very good friends with Asisat Oshoala.

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Re: Nigeria Wins First Game Of Afrobasket 2019. Defeats Tunisia 75-26 by SODbaba2(m): 10:53am On Aug 12
TheAngry1:
Nigerian Basketball is experiencing a renaissance. If we focus on the game like we do football, it'll blow in no time.
Coach Alex Nwora is doing great with DTigers.
Coach Otis Hughley has built an identity for DTigress

It can only get better.
That coach's son is a beast
He know how to run through rear guard, loves scoring three pointers like its fun

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Re: Nigeria Wins First Game Of Afrobasket 2019. Defeats Tunisia 75-26 by jayson87: 10:55am On Aug 12
Blood of Mami water.. na bridge tunisia come count for the tournament
Re: Nigeria Wins First Game Of Afrobasket 2019. Defeats Tunisia 75-26 by Kyrx(m): 10:57am On Aug 12
Sylraph1:
sad

To all the Data scammers on this forum.....
May you never know peace in your life... Amen

So sorry you got scammed bro, check my signature/profile for genuine data offers.
Re: Nigeria Wins First Game Of Afrobasket 2019. Defeats Tunisia 75-26 by Horus(m): 11:08am On Aug 12

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ws3eigP2Mtk

Nigeria v Tunisia - Highlights - FIBA Women's AfroBasket 2019
Re: Nigeria Wins First Game Of Afrobasket 2019. Defeats Tunisia 75-26 by toprealman: 11:18am On Aug 12
luminouz:

Seemed u shot ur own shot and came back happily shot.... wink
She is not a "cheerful giver" if that makes sense. A disciplined lady. Not my spec if that answers your question.
Re: Nigeria Wins First Game Of Afrobasket 2019. Defeats Tunisia 75-26 by luminouz(m): 11:20am On Aug 12
toprealman:
She is not a "cheerful giver" if that makes sense. A disciplined lady. Not my spec if that answers your question.
It does. grin
Re: Nigeria Wins First Game Of Afrobasket 2019. Defeats Tunisia 75-26 by Sylraph1: 11:25am On Aug 12
Kyrx:


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Re: Nigeria Wins First Game Of Afrobasket 2019. Defeats Tunisia 75-26 by ashawopikin(m): 11:43am On Aug 12
Ah ah ! It's too much naa
Re: Nigeria Wins First Game Of Afrobasket 2019. Defeats Tunisia 75-26 by Femeto: 12:07pm On Aug 12
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Re: Nigeria Wins First Game Of Afrobasket 2019. Defeats Tunisia 75-26 by henryhemon(m): 12:24pm On Aug 12
naptu2:
1) Evelyn Akhator

2) Sarah Ogoke (Cheeks)

3) Elo

4) Aisha Mohammed

If Aisha Mohammed grew up in Nigeria,religion wouldn't allow her be great.

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Re: Nigeria Wins First Game Of Afrobasket 2019. Defeats Tunisia 75-26 by naptu2: 12:33pm On Aug 12
henryhemon:


If Aisha Mohammed grew up in Nigeria,religion wouldn't allow her be great.

Aisha Mohammed grew up in Nigeria and played for First Bank of Lagos. She's now back in Nigeria and is playing for First Bank of Lagos again.

The basketball stars are like our track and field stars in the 1980s and 1990s. Most of them grew up in Nigeria before going to university in the US.

Picture below: Aisha Mohammed playing for First Bank of Lagos (Elephant Girls).

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Re: Nigeria Wins First Game Of Afrobasket 2019. Defeats Tunisia 75-26 by henryhemon(m): 12:36pm On Aug 12
naptu2:


Aisha Mohammed grew up in Nigeria and played for First Bank of Lagos. She's now back in Nigeria and is playing for First Bank of Lagos again.

The basketball stars are like our track and field stars in the 1980s and 1990s. Most of them grew up in Nigeria before going to university in the US.

Picture below: Aisha Mohammed playing for First Bank of Lagos (Elephant Girls).

I guess she isn't a core northerner then.
Re: Nigeria Wins First Game Of Afrobasket 2019. Defeats Tunisia 75-26 by Kyrx(m): 12:44pm On Aug 12
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