With the benefit of hindsight maybe Otis Hughley was a great choice, a massive replacement and a big factor for the D’Tigress’ progress at the on going FIBA Women’s World Cup in Spain.The records have been tumbling in favour of the Best basketball team ever to come out of Africa.
By defeating Greece this afternoon in the Quarter-final qualification match-up they became the first team out of Africa (male or Female) to win 3 consecutive matches and also the first ever to secure a quarter final ticket. The qualification match against Greece turned out to be the closest and the most intense the queens from Nigeria had played so far in this competition. In the nerve wrecking game which was 47-47 at a point in the 3rd quarter, with some seconds to go in the 4th quarter the Nigerian team were down 55-56. With 3 seconds left the Tigress brought on the NAIJA spirit and super Elo Edema was calmness personified she rose to the occasion and relieved the pressure on the shoulder of the 180 million Nigerian when she made 2 crucial free throws and tilt the final score in favour of the Nigeria Tigress and the match ended in favour of the D’tigress 57-56.