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FIBA Women’s AfroBasket: Nigeria Defeats Senegal To Claim 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.

FIBA Women’s AfroBasket: Nigeria Defeats Senegal To Claim Title

FIBA Women’s AfroBasket: Nigeria Defeats Senegal To Claim Title

 

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).

 

 

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