Champions of the 2017 Women Afrobasket, D’Tigress will arrive the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos on Monday at 9:30 pm local time after a successful campaign in Mali.
The contingent will arrive Lagos aboard Air Cote d’Ivoire after departing Bamako, Mali on the 28th August at 2pm.
The team will be without Coach Sam Vincent, general manger of the team, Mfon Udoka, Evelyn Akhator and Nyingifa Atonye who have all left from Bamako to their various bases due to club and personal engagements.
Akhator who was selected as one of the competition’s best five left for Chicago to play for her club Dallas Wings in a WNBA game while Nyingifa will join her club in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Meanwhile, Nigeria and Segenal have joined 14 other teams that have qualified for the FIBA 2018 Women’s World Cup in Spain.
Below is the break down of how each team qualified via their Continental Cups.
A Women’s Afrobasket 2017: Nigeria (champions) and Senegal (2nd place).
FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2017: Canada (champions), Argentina (second place) and Puerto Rico (3rd place)
FIBA Women’s Asia Cup 2017: Japan (Champions ), Australia (2nd place), China (3rd place), and Korea (4th place).
FIBA EuroBasket Women 2017: France (2nd place), Belgium (3rd place), Greece (4th place), and Turkey (5th place) and Latvia (6th place)
Spain and the United States of America qualified automatically for FIBA’s women’s flagship competition as tournament hosts and reigning Olympic champions respectively.
The FIBA Women’s World Cup will take place from September 22-30, 2018.