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Nigeria’s Female Basketball Team D’Tigress win Third consecutive AfroBasket Title

Nigeria's Female Basketball Team D'Tigress win Third consecutive AfroBasket Title

Nigeria's Female Basketball Team D'Tigress win Third consecutive AfroBasket Title

D’Tigress, Nigeria’s women basketball team dominate the game yet again in the continent after winning their third consecutive AfroBasket Championship title.

D’Tigress defeated Mali 70 – 59 in the finals 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's Female Basketball Team D'Tigress win Third consecutive AfroBasket Title

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

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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 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.

Nigeria's Female Basketball Team D'Tigress win Third consecutive AfroBasket Title

“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.

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

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