JUST IN! D’Tigress of Nigeria Lifts AfroBasket Championship Again


On Sunday 26 September 2021, Nigeria’s senior female basketball team, D’Tigress won the FIBA AfroBasket Championship for the third consecutive time.

The historic feat was achieved at the 2021 edition of the continental championship hosted in Yaounde, Cameroon.

The final match was against Mali whom were also looking to make history but their dream was shattered by coach Otis Hughley who began with same starting lineup of Adaora Elonu, Odera Chidom, Ezinne Kalu, Victoria Macaulay and Ify Ibekwe

D’Tigress were always in control of the game and lead by at least 10 points for most of it, cruising, in the end, to a comfortable 70-59 victory to retain their title for the third time in a row.

Elonu and Kalu were selected in tournament’s All-Star 5. The team captain, Elonu was voted the MVP of the tournament.

This is D’Tigress 5th Afrobasket title with previous successes in 2003 and 2005.

The senior women’s team have also qualified for the 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Australia.●

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