Photo Courtesy: FIBA can report a handful of big names to win the 2021 Women’s AfroBasket title recorded big wins on the opening day of the competition.

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The tournament has tipped off in Yaounde, Cameroon and is expected to end on September 26 with 12 nations competing for the title.

Kalu in action Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Defending champions Nigeria got off to a winning start by beating Mozambique 67-50 while fellow West African nations Senegal beat Guinea 100-31 and Mali thumped Tunisia 101-39. Home nation Cameroon beat Kenya 74-50 in its matchup.

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Guard Ezinne Kalu scored 17 points to lead all players with Adaora Elonu being the only other Nigerian player to score in double figures. Mozambique also had a pair of players score in double figures with 12 points apiece.

Nigeria is coming off a disappointing run at the Tokyo Olympics where D’Tigress crashed out of the group stage. Mali made a positive start despite findings from a sexual harassment investigation rocking the country’s federation earlier this week.

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The likes of Egypt and Angola are due to compete in the coming days.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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