Nigeria’s senior women’s basketball team, D’Tigress have won their third consecutive AfroBasket Championship title.

D’Tigress defeated Mali 70 – 59 last night to emerge champions of the 2021 AfroBasket Championship in Yaounde, Cameroon.

Nigeria’s senior women’s basketball squad are Africa’s second most successful team behind Senegal who has 11 AfroBasket titles.

Nigeria has now won the three last editions hosted in Bamako (2017), Dakar (2019) and now Yaounde (2021) .

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s Sports Minister, Sunday Dare sent congratulatory messages to the team in Yaounde, Cameroon.

“Clearly now Nigeria’s dominance of the sport is indisputable. This is the evidence that Nigeria’s women basketball can be ranked as a world-class programme. We have to sustain this momentum. This is remarkable, winning the Afrobasketball Championships for an unprecedented third time.

“I salute the team(D’Tigress) for their professional commitment and execution. They have done the nation proud and maintained the positive results we have achieved in sports in the last few weeks,” he noted with pride.

The victorious team was hosted to a dinner last night by Nigeria’s ambassador to Cameroon, Ambassador Gabriel Abayomi Olorinsakin.


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