Nigeria defeated host Senegal to retain the FIBA Africa Women’s Basketball title with a 60-55 points win to send a chill across the 15,000 capacity Dakar Arena on Sunday night.
Point Guard Evelyn Akhator scored a game high 14 points and added 9 rebounds; including a clutch defensive rebound, to power D’Tigress to a fourth African title.
15.000 seats ✅
— FIBA (@FIBA) August 18, 2019
The Hughley Otis-led team, who are the highest ranked team in the continent, went on a clean sweep through out the competition, winning 5-5.
Back to back champion of @FIBA Afrobasket for women
4th title for Nigeria
Qualified for the 2020 @Olympics qualifiers
2nd team after Angola to successfully defend the title
13 games unbeaten run dating back to 2015
2nd Afrobasket under Engr Musa Kida led pic.twitter.com/u0SVroYkRz
— #NBBF (@nbbfonline) August 18, 2019
The team has now qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
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