2017 Nigerian Sports Award: D’Tigress claim Team of the Year Award, Evelyn Akhator named Ball Sports Person

Nigeria’s national women basketball team, D’Tigress has been named the 2017 Nigerian Sports Award Team of the Year.

D’Tigress earned the rave reviews following their triumph in the 2017 FIBA Africa’s Women AfroBasket championship in Mali.

The team beat their male counterparts, D’Tigers and Nigeria Professional Football League side, Plateau United to the prestigious accolade.

On the other hand, Dallas Wings forward Evelyn Akhator was named the Ball Sports Person of the Year.

The 22-year-old was part of the D’Tigress team that won the 2017 FIBA Africa’s Women AfroBasket championship in Mali.

Akhator, who recently signed a deal with the WNBA league side, was drafted with the third overall pick in the 2017 WNBA draft.

D’Tigers captain Ike Diogu and Nigerian table tennis superstar Aruna Quadri were in contention with Akhator for the Sport Award.


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