September 11, 2011

Nigeria loses in All-Africa semi-finals

The Nigerian women's basketball team won their quarter-final game against Rwanda 71-63, then lost the semi-final game 70-55 to Angola.

Reaching the Final Four was a major accomplishment for the Lady Tigers, who are trying to return to former glories. Nigeria won the FIBA Africa Championship for Women in 2003 and 2005, as well as the All Africa Games in 2003. But since that 2005 gold, the medals have dried up for Nigeria and they have not competed at a major global tournament in the last five years.

The next event of Ros's African adventures is AfroBasket Women, which will take place in Mali later this month (Sep 23 - Oct 2). The winner of that tournament will qualify for the 2012 Olympics.

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