Nigeria, earlier tonight, recorded their first-ever FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup win after beating Turkey 74-68 in Tenerife, Spain.
A day after losing their opening World Cup game to Australia, the African champions bounced back with a resolute display against the Turks, with Sarah Ogoke (swipe left) leading the way with a team-high 22 points.
“It’s not over yet and we’re just getting started. I’m not satisfied at all because to me it’s a big win, but we can’t feel comfortable until we beat Argentina and move into the next round,” she said, referring to the team’s final group game against winless Argentina, who have lost to the Turks and Aussies.
“I have been playing on the national team for a while now and felt that I had a point to prove and Nigeria also had a point to prove. We’re not your typical African basketball country.”
“We have a lot of talent on this team and we have a lot of experience and we finally got the chance to show it.”