FIBA Women’s AfroBasket Which Held In Kigali, Rwanda

By: Gyang Dakwo

Prior to Nigeria, Senegal was the last team to win four African titles in the 1970s.

D’Tigresses’ sixth continental title comes exactly 20 years after they conquered their very first African crown in 2003 in Maputo, Mozambique.

At the end of 28 games and nine days of tight competition in Kigali, Nigeria emerged winners leaving no doubts about the most dominant African team of the last six years

D’Tigresses arrived in Kigali with a relatively unknown squad but they returned home with the 2023 Women’s AfroBasket title (the team’s fourth straight title).

In the process, Rena Wakama became the first female head coach to win a Women’s AfroBasket title.

Even more impressive was the fact that Nigeria extended their winning streak to 24-0 in Africa, dating back to the Third-Place win of the 2015 Women’s AfroBasket in Yaounde when they beat Angola 65-55.

The last team to beat Nigeria (71-70) was Cameroon on October 2, 2015.