The African Nations Cup for Basketball known as the Afro Basket Championship may have come and gone, but some teams have diatinguished themselvs deserving of honor and repute on the African soil and beyond.
The National female Basketball team of Cameroon knows as “The Lionesses” had put up a very interesting performance at the just concluded AfroBasket Tournament which is the female edition of the African Cup of Nations.
The team had placed 5th in the All Africa Games concluded few days before the AfroBasket Championship but surprisingly rose against all odds to the final of the tournament defeating the Nigerian team in the semi-finals.
The Lionesses defeated the Mozambiquans unsurprisingly in opening their campaign as they also defeated the Ugadan ladies in a seemingly easy encounter for them and they two victories they had that were shocking and quite intriguing came against the Malians and the Nigerians, although the latter was just with a point and they had both whipped the Cameroonian ladies in the All Africa Games concluded days before.
Although the campaign of Lionesses was cut short in the final of the tournament against a more formidable team, Senegal but their run of victory is worthy of celebration as coming from the 5th position in a just concluded competition and recording those victories is worth the celebration.
Kudos to the heroines from Cameroon as Africa just heralded the entrance of a new sheriff in the Basketball town. All hail the Lionesses of Cameroon