Mozambique enter Africa Basketball Championship semis

Maputo: Mozambique defeated Nigeria 77-74 to reach the semifinals of the 2013 women`s Africa Basketball Championship here.

Nigerians led slightly at the beginning of the game Friday, but Mozambique took the lead at the end of the game with a three-pointer in the dying minutes to clinch the victory.

The tournament, scheduled to end Sep 29, is Africa`s most prestigious women basketball tournament and features 12 teams.

The finalists of the tournament will earn the two tickets to qualify for the 2014 women`s FIBA World Championship in Turkey.