Nigeria women basketball 🏀 team emerge champion after defeating their Mali opponent in the finally of the 2021 women's Afro basketball 🏀 tournament in Cameroon
The Otis girls finishes up the work by completing a consecutive hatrick of title in Yaounde, Cameroon
The Nigeria ladies were ontop of thier game especially I thier game in the first three quarters by displacing the Malians with a huge score line of 22-11,13-9 and 28-14 respectively,while the Malians ladies only managed to get the upper round in the fourth and last round of the encounter having 21-11 points
But at the end of the encounter the ever burning Nigeria girl's came out victorious wining th encounter with a total score line of 70-59 which eventually gave them the title again
The Nigeria senior women's basketball 🏀 team as now. be ruling African in the basketball 🏀 tournament since they won in back then in Bamako in 2017 and they have remain unbeaten since then in the competition on the African soil,They also won the tournament too in Dakar Senegal in 2019
The win finally makes it the third time in a row that the Nigeria team has won the tournament after wining it in Dakar in 2017
The African best started the game with a powerful hand of force, taking the first quarter very serious with a win of 22-11,but the Malians did not just allow them to go easy on them as they came back into the game to reduce the scoreline in the second quarter with a score-line of 13-9 as the first half ended with a score-line of 31-24 in favor of the Nigeria ladies.
D'Tigress were very ruthless immediately after the halftime break dictating and dominated the third quarter till it ended with a huge score line of 28-14, while they keep thier lead over the Malians, but the Malians came back to upset the Nigerian ladies in the last and final quarter to fight back wining by 21-11 ,but which was not enough to pegged or stop the Nigeria ladies from lifting the trophy 🏆 again
Nigeria's captain Adaora Elonu was named as the most valuable player in the tournament after an impressive performance by her,while She was joined by the guard Ezinne kalu in the All star squad of the tournament after an impressive display by both star's
Cameroon star forward and player Marina Ewodo, Malians center player Mariam Coulibaly and Senegal star forward,Yacine Diop make the list of the competition all star squad
Also in the other game host Cameroon defeated Eleven time winner Senegal 53-49 to claim the third place position in the tournament giving the Cameroonian fans and country something to cheer about in the tournament.
It also makes it the first time in more than five (5) decades that Senegal will be finishing outside of the FIBA Women's AfroBasket ball 🏀 event podium