Nigeria’s female basketball team over the weekend beat Senegal to be crowned African champions of the 2017 Women’s Afrobasket tournament. It is the third time the team have been crowned champions.

Nigeria beat Senegal by 65 – 48 in Sunday’s final held in the Malian capital, Bamako. Nigeria’s Evelyn Akhator led the D’Tigress victory with 13 points and seven rebounds. Senegal’s Astou Traore scored higher points with 17 points but it was not enough to secure gold.

“Traore was named the tournament…

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