The whole Africa would stand still tomorrow (Sunday) as a replay of 2017 final clash of the ongoing Afrobasket between the D’Tigress of Nigeria and the Lioness of Senegal will come to a centre stage for the title on Sunday evening (7pm Nigerian time) at the Dakar Arena, Senegal, brila.net can authoritatively report.
It was a 21 points difference between D’tigress of Nigeria and the Eagles of Mali in the semi finals clash of the Afrobasket as Nigeria edged the Malians 79-58 to reach a second straight finals.
The ingenuity of Ezinne Kalu who scored 19 points to shoot the D’Tigress to the finals of the 2019 FIBA Women Afrobasket is still a discourse for the lovers of the game.
The defending champions also had Elonu Adaora on 13 points as Evelyn Akhator did not fall short of her double double rebounding and scoring wise in an exciting semifinals against a formidable Mali.
In the second Semi final, It took a mental strength of the hosts country, Senegal to cancel a 14 points deficit to overcome the stubborn Mozambique with a three points difference. Senegal bounce back from losing first and second quarter to beat a determined Mozambique sides in the last two quarters as the results ended 60-57 in favour of the hosts, Senegal.
Leia Dongue shoot 18 points for Mozambique while Astou Traore won’t stop scoring points as she had 16 points 9 rebounds and one assist for Senegalese side who comes back from 17pts down at half time to beat Mozambique 60-57 points in front of their 15,000 thousand supporters at the Dakar Arena.
Nigeria will now face Senegal for the second time in a row in the FIBA Women Afrobasket on Sunday after losing the 2017 finals 48-65 points against Nigeria in Bamako Mali.