African women’s basketball teams shock the world, make history

Nigeria and Senegal have made history at the Women’s Basketball World Cup on the Spanish Island of Tenerife by becoming the first African nations to reach the second stage of the tournament.


Nigeria beat Argentina 75-70 to record their second win of the finals.

The victory meant that they finished second in their group and progress to the play-offs where they will face Greece later on Wednesday.

The winners of that match will then go on to play the USA in the quarter-finals.

Senegal supporters travelled to Tenerife to back their team. Photo: EPA

Senegal lost 75-66 to China but that was good enough for them to finish third in their pool and they advance to face Spain. The winners of that qualifier will play Canada in the quarter finals.

Cover photo: Nigeria beat Argentian 75-70. Photo: EPA


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