Nigeria’s senior women’s basketball team, the D’Tigress has recorded a historic achievement of winning the Afrobasket championship for the third time in a row.
The Nigerian team beat Mali 70-59 to be crowned champions of the 2021 edition in Yaounde, Cameroon. They won the previous editions in 2017 and 2019.
The defending champions have been impressive all through the tournament and stayed focused on their objective of breaking records in the final against Mali.
This is Nigeria’s 5th Afrobasket title with previous successes in 2003 and 2005. The D’Tigress have also qualified for the 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Australia.
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By Saviour Robert