Nigeria Defeats Senegal To Claim FIBA Women’s Afrobasket Championship

Nigeria Defeats Senegal To Claim FIBA Women’s Afrobasket Championship

Nigeria Defeats Senegal To Claim FIBA Women’s Afrobasket Championship

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).