Nigeria’s D’Tigress started the defense of their FIBA Women’s Afrobasket title on a winning note with a 75-26 points win against Tunisia.
They ended the game with a 49 point difference to their opponents, but the gulf between the two sides was not adequately reflected in the final result.
Since the appointment of American Otis Hughley before the World Cup last year, D’tigress have elevated their game and come into the continental competition miles ahead of their rivals
Hughley was not the coach in 2017 when they won, but has implemented a fast-paced system which suits the strength of the players at his disposal
Tougher tests await in Senegal, Mali and Angola, but D’tigress seem like an unstoppable force.
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