Jubilation as Nigeria wins Afrowomen Basketball Championship

The Nigeria’s women basketball team, D’Tigress, has won the AfroBasket Women championship

AfroBasket Women is the women’s basketball continental championship of Africa, played biennially under the auspices of FIBA, the world governing body for basketball, and the African zone thereof.

Holding at the BK Arena in Rwanda, Nigeria defeated perennial rivals, Senegal to lift the trophy for a consecutive fourth time. Nigeria won the competition in 2017, 2019 and 2021.

The girls showed a strong start but succumbed to the Senegalese in the third quarter but bounced back in style to seal the memorable win, 84-74.

Meet Nigeria Basketball coach

Coach Rena Wakama

▪️ The only female coach at 2023 Women AfroBasket Championship

▪️ First outing with Nigeria

▪️ Five games played

▪️ Five games won

▪️ Qualified Nigeria for the 4th consecutive Women AfroBasket Championship final and Won

Went to the FIBA AfroBasket as the only female coach in less a month after her appointment came back as champion ✋

🇳🇬 69 – 35 🇨🇩
🇪🇬 65 – 83 🇳🇬
🇳🇬 59 – 52 🇲🇿
🇷🇼 48 – 79 🇳🇬
🇳🇬 84 – 74 🇸🇳

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