Nigeria’s female basketball team D’Tigress on Thursday started their FIBA Africa pre-Olympics qualifying campaign on a winning note after strolling over DR Congo.

Coach Otis Hughley side performed a walk over ceremony over DR Congo who failed to show up for the competition holding in Maputo, Mozambique.

Currently ranked first in Africa and 16th in the world, the Nigerian team shot to the top of Group A with one match to go.

The reigning African Champions will now shift their attention to their last group game against Mozambique on Saturday after booking an automatic semifinal ticket.

Winners of the semifinal encounters will qualify for the Olympics qualifying tournament to be held next year.