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Ferroviario Maputo are the new FIBA African Women’s Champions Cup winners following the team’s 59-56 win over Interclube of Angola.

The title is Ferroviario’s first in the history of the competition and ended Interclube’s dreams of extending its record number of continental title to six at least for another year.

Beating Interclube in the final was the perfect response by Maputo to a 70-77 loss to the Angolan side earlier in the tournament.

Backed by the hugely partisan crowd in Mozambique’s capital, Maputo where the tournament was staged, Ferrviario did not disappoint.

Carmen Virginia Tyus-Thomas led all scorers in the game with 20 points and added five rebounds to better Interclube Guard Italee Lucas’ 17 point mark.

Despite a strong performance from Lucas, Maputo held on to win by three points and send the crowd into victory frenzy.

For her consistent efforts- scored a tournament high 33 points in the 77-70 win in the first meeting-Lucas was named Most Valuable Player of the competition. She averaged 16 points per game.

Nigeria’s First Bank placed third after beating AS Vita of Democratic Republic of Congo 93-69.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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