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Nigeria bids for Africa Women’s Championship Cup

Maputo Photo Courtesy: FIBA.com
Lucas receives MVP Award. Photo Courtesy: FIBA.com
First Bank v Maputo Photo Courtesy: FIBA.com
Odelia Mafalena of Maputo in action. Photo Courtesy: FIBA.com
Nigeria has officially bid to host the 2019 FIBA Africa Champions Cup for Women Basketballghana.com can confirm the West African nation’s interest to host the games.

The competition is the continent’s most prestigious inter club tournament and is played on annual basis with several clubs competing.

Nigeria is one of three nations to bid for hosting rights. Madagascar and Tunisia are the remaining nations aiming to replace Mozambique as the next destination.

The last time Nigeria held the competition was in 2011 and the Indoor Sports Hall at the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos was the venue.

The Southern African country’s capital, Maputo hosted the 2018 edition that had home side Ferroviario de Maputo clinch the title.

Ferroviario beat Interclube of Angola 59-56 in the final game to win its maiden African title after missing out on the big trophy on three separate occasions.

Interclube’s Italee Lucas was named MVP after a stellar performance in the competition. Interclube is the most successful team with five titles.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter

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