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AfroBasket Championship: Unbeaten Nigeria wins third FIBA Women's AfroBasket title

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Nigeria fought back from behind to claim their third FIBA Women’s AfroBasket title after beating Senegal 65-48 in Sunday’s Final in the Malian city of Bamako.

The win means D’Tigress won all eight games they played at the competition.

Evelyn Akhator led the way with team-highs of 13 points and seven rebounds in the winning effort.

As finalists, both Nigeria and Senegal have qualified for the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2018 in Spain, a statement on FIBA’s website reads.

Mali had earlier claimed the last spot on the podium, after edging out Mozambique, 75-52, in the 3rd-Place Game.

Traore was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, headlining the All-Star Five Awards offered by Tissot, where she was joined by Evelyn Akhator (Nigeria), Italee Lucas (Angola), Leia Dongue ( Mozambique) and Nagnouma Coulibaly (Mali).

Final standings of the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket 2017:
1.Nigeria
2.Senegal
3.Mali
4.Mozambique
5. Cote d’Ivoire
6. Angola
7. Egypt
8. Cameroon
9.DR Congo
10.Guinea
11. Tunisia
12. Central African Republic

5 Comments

  1. E

    August 28, 2017 at 1:22 am

    Nice 1
    Congrats

  2. iboro ekpri

    August 28, 2017 at 2:51 am

    We are taking over the world, but i wish we could replicate this in Men”s Football

  3. MurderSheWrote

    August 28, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Wow this is so amazing!!! Congrats D’Tigress. We are very proud of you. So proud.

  4. Ephi

    August 28, 2017 at 9:46 am

    They won all 8 games. Impressive ?
    Nigeria truly being the giant of Africa for once.

    Dalung and the sports ministry had better not let these girls beg for their allowances when they return to Nigeria, cos I know they are foolish like that – as they did with the football team.

  5. Ms B

    August 28, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Well done ladies! Awesomeness

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