The FIBA Women’s AfroBasket 2019 champions have earned their title and two of them, as well as a finalist and two semi-finalists, have found their place in the “5 major” of the competition.
Nigeria leader Ezinne Kalu led the way with her 13-point averages, 3.2 assists, 3 recovered balls and 2.6 rebounds per game, for an average score of 12, and her performances throughout the tournament earned her to receive in addition the prize of MVP of this 2019 edition.
She puts on the post her team-mate Evelyn Akhator, decisive in the defense of the title acquired two years ago and author of 11 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists average per game. Akhator however found a place in the “5 major” of the competition
They are joined by Astou Traore, whose individual performances have allowed Senegal to climb to the final of this tournament.
Traore – a regular in the “5 major” since she figured in 2017, being named MVP pass – turned to 15.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists.
The Mali star Touty Gandega, renowned for her intensity on the field, was rewarded for her efforts to set an example. Named tournament’s best-selling dealer, she averaged 11.6 points, 3.2 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game. Mali finished 3rd in a row at FIBA Women’s AfroBasket.
Mozambican Leia Dongue amazed the Senegalese public from the start of the competition. She also found a place in the “5 major”, to the delight of fans present, who welcomed his appointment with applause.
Dongue completed the tournament with averages of 15.8 points and 7.2 rebounds per match for Mozambique.
Teammate Seda Tamara finished best rebounder with 57 shots, while Angola star Italee Lucas scored the most shots at three points (12).
The Egyptian sensation Soraya Degheidy finished top scorer in this 2019 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket with 85 points, her national team being awarded the fair play prize.