The Nigeria women's basketball team, (FIBA) Women's AfroBasket on Sunday 25, 2021 in Yaounde, Cameroon., emerged champions of Africa a third consecutive time after they secured a 70-59 points win over Mali in the final match of the 2021 Federation Internationale de Basketball Amateur
The Otis Hughley coached team out-played the opposing Malian side in a very bright start with a 22-11 score in the first quarter.
Even though falling short in the second quarter playing 13-9 in favor of Mali, they came back with a bigger margin in the third, 28-14 and so it didn't matter that they fell short again the final quarter scored 21-11, pulling a 70-59 score total for the win.
Nigeria's D'Tigress are the second team in Africa to win three consecutive titles; previously in 2017, Mali and in 2019, Senegal. The first was Senegal, in the 70s and this comes off rather poetic.