Nigerian Women’s basketball team D’Tigress are now champions of Africa for the third time in a row after beating Mali 70-59 in the final of the 2021 Women’s AfroBasket.
The game took place at the Palais Polyvalent des Sports in Yaounde, Cameroon, on Sunday 26th September 2021 with Nigeria blowing away Mali 22-11 from the start of the game.
Though the second quarter became tougher, D’Tigress managed to go into the break with a seven-point lead while the third quarter, ended 28-14.
Mali came out more robust in the fourth quarter, but it was too late to put up a fight with the D’Tigress able to consolidate on their lead. The fourth quarter ended 21-11 to round up the game 70-59.
Story: Asma’u Sani