By Kazeem Ugbodaga
President Bola Tinubu has congratulated D’Tigress for winning the FIBA Afrobasket tournament in Rwanda on Saturday.
Tinubu, in a twitter post, acknowledged “I congratulate our very non-public D’Tigress @DtigressNG for a nicely deserved fourth consecutive AfroBasket Ladies Championship. We’re happy with you.”
Nigeria defeated arch-rivals Senegal 84-74 choices in Kigali, Rwanda to salvage a fourth FIBA Ladies’s Afrobasket title on the jump.
The match which used to be a remake of the 2019 final on the Dakar Arena noticed D’Tigress asserted themselves because the unswerving in Africa.
Murjanatu Musa registered 12 rebounds and a pair of steals whereas Ifunaya Okoro scored 16 choices and equipped two assists to vitality Nigeria to a sixth title on the Continent whereas yarn champions Senegal’s live up for a 12th title continues.
Rena Wakama went into the 2023 Afrobasket Ladies tournament because the single feminine head coach.
Following the victorious day out of D’Tigress, CoachRena takes her jam in history because the first feminine coach to bear accomplished this feat within the history of the FIBA Ladies’s AfroBasket.
Amy Okonkwo used to be declared the Most Worthwhile Player (MVP) of the tournament.
The final time Nigeria misplaced a game within the Ladies’s Afrobasket used to be 2015 against Cameroon within the semi-finals.
Wakama”s D’tigress info within the competition are, 69-35 against Congo, 83-65 against Egypt, 59-52 against Mozambique and now Seventy nine-forty eight against Rwanda