Nigeria women's national basketball team
The Nigeria women's national basketball team, also known as D'Tigeress, represents Nigeria in international women's basketball competition, and are regulated by the Nigeria Basketball Federation, the governing body for basketball in Nigeria. Nigeria has one of the most successful women's national teams on the African Continent, being the current African champions.
|FIBA ranking||17 1 (21 November 2019)|
|FIBA zone||FIBA Africa|
|National federation||Nigerian Basketball Federation|
|Coach||Otis Hughley Jr.|
|Women's World Cup|
|Medals|| (2003, 2005, 2017, 2019)|
|All Africa Games|
|Medals|| Gold: (2003)|
Silver: (2007, 2015)
Bronze: (1978, 1999, 2011)
- 1 History
- 2 Competitive Record
- 3 Team honours and achievements
- 4 Team
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
2004 Summer OlympicsEdit
The Nigerians competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in basketball, one of ten events their national teams qualified for. The Nigerian women's basketball team was one of the twelve teams competing in the event. They earned their berth through a zone qualifying tournament and played in Group A along with Australia, Brazil, Greece, Japan, and Russia. The team went 0–5 in the preliminary round. In the 11/12th place game, they defeated the Korea for a final finish of 11th out of 12 teams. With this win, they became the first women's African basketball team to win a game at the Olympics.
Mfon Udoka was the team's leading scorer and the tournament's second highest scorer. Team athletes Itoro Umoh-Coleman and Joanne Aluka both played high school basketball at Hephzibah High School prior to playing together for Nigeria.
2006 FIBA World Championship for WomenEdit
Nigeria qualified for the 2006 FIBA World Championship by winning the 2005 FIBA Africa Championship for Women. They were placed into Group C with China, Russia, and the United States. Nigeria did not qualify for a pass into the second round and were defeated in the 15/16th place game by fellow African representatives Senegal by a score of 66–64. Their tournament record was 0–5.
Team in 2007Edit
The team attended the FIBA Africa Championship for Women 2007; the qualifying event for African teams attempting to make the 2008 Summer Olympics. Nigeria made it to the quarterfinals of the 2007 FIBA African Championship before losing to Mozambique 69–61. They won fifth place by defeating Cameroon 63–50. The team did not qualify for the Beijing Olympic Games.
The Nigerian squad went undefeated in group play during the 2007 All-Africa Games. They went on to the semi-finals and lost to Mozambique 57–46.
2009 Nations CupEdit
FIBA World CupEdit
|1966||Did not enter|
|1977||Did not enter|
|1983||Did not enter|
|2000||Did not enter|
Team honours and achievementsEdit
|Nigeria women's national basketball team roster|
Former players and coachesEdit
|Joanne Aluka||5||Forward||United States|
|Juliana Ojoshogu Negedu||7||Guard|
|Ugo Oha||8||Center||United States|
|Sam Vincent (basketball)||Coach|
|Itoro Umoh-Coleman||4||Guard||United States|
*Olympic games attended by the squad indicated in this year.
- "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 21 November 2019. Retrieved 21 November 2019.
- (5 February 2004), 2002 Gold Medalist Sue Bird Added To USA Women's Senior National Team Archived 20 June 2008 at the Wayback Machine, USA Basketball. Retrieved 4 March 2009.
- Women's basketball at the 2004 Summer Olympics at sports-reference.com
- (24 August 2004), Nigeria snaps streak, finishes 11th, ESPN. Retrieved 4 March 2009.
- Andy Johnston, Umoh teaches lesson in life, Augusta Chronicle, 29 January 1997. Retrieved 3 March 2009.
- (27 February 2006), 2006 USA Basketball Women's Senior National Team's First European Tour Roster Stocked With Talent Archived 31 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine, USA Basketball. Retrieved 4 March 2009.
- (12/10/08), Nigerian National Basketball Team Qualifies for 2009 Nations Cup, ZNNW.com. Retrieved 4 March 2009.
- 2019 Women's Afrobasket roster
- NGR Women coach – Kevin Cook: I Want to Work with Nigeria Forever, FIBA Africa. Retrieved 4 March 2009.
- 2006 FIBA World Championship-Nigeria (Statistics) Archived 8 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine, USA Basketball
- Mechelle Voepel, (14 September 2006), Another American rout, but turnovers worth noting, ESPN. Retrieved 7 March 2009.