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Nigeria defeat Mali to complete AfroBasket three-peat

Nigeria defeat Mali to complete AfroBasket three-peat

BOITUMELO RANTAO AFRICAN powerhouse Nigeria defeated Mali 70-59 in a scorching Women’s African Basketball Championship (AfroBasket) final hosted at the City Arena in Yaounde, Cameroon. Nigerian forward Victoria Macaulay made a three-point shot 30-seconds into the anticipated final to open the scoring - and the two-time defending champions never looked back. D’Tigress (Nigeria’s Senior Women’s Basketball team) led the entirety of the final, momentarily looking stifled in the second quarter as Mariam Coulibaly mounted a comeback with Mali. Nigeria led 31-24 going into halftime after the Malian women fought back valiantly. Nigeria dominated from the third quarter and beyond, extending…
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Kenyan lionesses roar

Kenyan lionesses roar

BOITUMELO RANTAO AFRICAN Basketball Championship (AfroBasket) Zone 5 qualifiers provided a resilient show by the Kenyan Senior National Women's team (the Lionesses) who defeated Egypt in the final 99-83. The Lionesses butted heads with the Egyptians in the final round of the group stage - losing the tightly contested affair 107-106 at the Kigali Arena, Rwanda. The first two games produced a mixed bag of results as the Lionesses surprisingly lost their opening game to hosts Rwanda, regrouping to achieve their first win against tournament debutantes South Sudan. The semi-final match up against Rwanda provided Kenya with an opportunity to…
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