The 2023 FIBA Women’s Afrobasket Championship was won by Nigeria’s female basketball team, D’Tigress, for the fourth consecutive time. They defeated the Senegal national team, known as the Lionesses, in the final match with a score of 84-74. This victory marked their sixth championship overall.
Led by Rena Wakama, D’Tigress’s coach showcased their dominance from the start, establishing a nine-point lead by the end of the first quarter. With this win, Nigeria’s national team earned the opportunity to compete for a spot at the women’s basketball event of the 2024 Olympics. The tournament took place at the BK Arena in Kigali, Rwanda, and D’Tigress emerged as the undisputed champions once again.
The 2023 FIBA Women’s Afrobasket Championship was a significant sporting event that took place in Kigali, Rwanda. It featured several top African women’s basketball teams competing for the title.
D’Tigress, Nigeria’s female basketball team, had an impressive run throughout the tournament, displaying exceptional skills and teamwork. Their victory in the final against the Senegal national team was particularly remarkable, as it marked their fourth consecutive championship win at the Afrobasket.
This triumph also had historical significance as it meant that the Senegal team, the Lionesses, suffered their fourth loss to D’Tigress in the Afrobasket finals. Despite their strong track record as 11-time African champions, they were unable to overcome Nigeria’s dominance on this occasion.
The 2023 Afrobasket victory also secured a significant opportunity for D’Tigress. By emerging as the champions, they earned the chance to compete for a spot at the women’s basketball event in the 2024 Olympics, further raising the stakes and excitement for their team and fans.
We congratulate D’Tigress once again for making history and bringing pride to our nation.
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By: Mariam Badmus