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Olympic qualifier: D’Tigress beat Mozambique, play Mali in semis

D’Tigress increased their chances of qualifying for the 2020 Olympics after defeating

hosts of the FIBA Africa Women’s pre Olympics qualifying tournament, Mozambique 57-48 at the Pavilhao Maxaquene on Saturday.

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The 2019 FIBA Women’s Afrobasket champions showed superiority over their opponents in the first quarter with a 21-8 lead also taking the second quarter 17-11 going into the half time break 38-19 with a massive 19 points lead.
The home side took control of the second half taking the third quarter 16-8 also coming tops in the fourth quarter 13-11 but their late charge was not enough to guarantee a comeback as Nigeria qualified for the semi-final as group B winners.
D’Tigeress will face Mali in the semi-final on Sunday (today). While Senegal play Mozambique.
The two winners in the semi-finals will automatically book their tickets to the 16-nation Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournaments to be hosted in China (Foshan), from February 6 to 9, 2020.
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