The highly anticipated clash, held at the BK Arena, in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, lived up to its billing as one of the most evenly-matched Finals in the tournament’s history with Nigeria winning . In the end, Nigeria secured an impressive victory, lifting the trophy for the fourth time in a row, an outstanding feat in the annals of women’s basketball in Africa. Ogoke, a seasoned player with a flawless record in Women’s AfroBasket Finals, proved instrumental in leading her team to victory once again. The 2023 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket Final was a rematch of the 2017 and 2019 finals, where Nigeria emerged victorious.
Their dominance continued in 2021, when they secured another flawless victory against Senegal in the semis before going on to crush Mali in the final. With Rena Wakama at the helm as the head coach, Nigeria made history by having the first female coach to lead her team to victory in the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket. This achievement reflects the growing prominence of women in coaching roles in African basketball. The 2023 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket will undoubtedly be remembered as a memorable and historic tournament.