It was jubilation galore in the camp of the D’Tigress in far away Antwerp when the host Belgium handed them a qualification ticket to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
The Nigerian side suffered a heavy defeat to the World Champions earlier in the day but the victory of Belgium over Senegal gave D’Tigress a passage to the ancient games.
The current African champions defeated Senegal in the opening game but found the Americans too much to handle.
Nigeria made her debut in Athens in 2004 and also competed at the last edition in Tokyo.
D’Tigress put themselves in a very good position to reach the Olympics after their massive victory in the 2023 Women’s Afrobasketball championship in Rwanda.