D'Tigress beat Senegal to win fourth consecutive Afrobasket title
Nigeria's D'Tigress were crowned Champions of the AfroBasket Women's Championship inside the BK Arena in Kigali, Rwanda.
Nigeria had taken a huge step towards their fourth consecutive FIBA Women’s AfroBasket title courtesy of a 79-48 win over hosts Rwanda in the semi-final game on Thursday. They equalled the feat achieved by Senegal in 1974, 1977, 1979 and 1981.
The West African giants defeated the 2019 finalist Senegal 84-74 to win the competition for the fourth consecutive time, the match was played on Saturday, August 5, 2023. This victory makes Nigeria the second African country to win the women’s Afrobasket title four times in a row, making it six in total ( 2003, 2005, 2017, 2019, 2021, 2023).
Coach of D'Tigress, Rena Wakama is the first woman to ever win the tournament. D'Tigress have now gone 24-0 in the AfroBasket, they have not lost a single game in more than seven years.
Meanwhile, in the third-placed game hosts Rwanda lost to Mali 89 points to 51.