D’Tigress of Nigeria are the 2021 Afrobasket Champions after defeating Mali 70-59 in the finals at the Palais Polyvalent Des Sports in Yaounde Cameroon.

Nigeria defeated Senegal 73-63 in the semifinals reach their 5th finals on Friday.

Nigeria did not only defend the title, they have gone to win a third consecutive time, making it a three peat badge on their shoulders.

Interestingly, they have enjoyed an unbeaten run since 2017 ( winning 19 games in all) and their 5th title in Total.

To show their dominance in the tournament, two of Nigeria’s players – Ezinne Kalu and Adaora Elonu aka ‘Captain Fantastic’ made the tournament’s all star five, were the best free throw shooting team and Captain Adaora emerged as the Most Valuable Player (MVP).

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