By Johnny Edward:
Two First Bank Basketball players, Aisha Mohammed and Ginette Mfutila, were named in the All-Star Five team of the tournament at the just concluded 2018 FIBA Africa Champions Cup for Women, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The pair were joined in the FIBA All-Star team by Kenya Ports Authority’s (KPA) Jamila Nansikombi; Ferroviario de Maputo’s Anabela Cossa who claimed the award for the best three-pointer in the competition, and InterClube centre Italee Lucas who was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
Mohammed who is the captain of the team sunk an impressive 23 points and picked seven rebounds to come to the rescue of ‘the Elephant Girls’ who toiled tooth and nail to defeat a stubborn FAP side 69-66 to book a place in the semi-finals at Maxaquene Stadium last Saturday.
Mohammed, who won the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket 2017 with Nigeria at the FIBA Women’s World Cup in Spain helped her side First Bank to a third-place finish at the FIBA Africa Women’s Champions Cup 2018.
Mfutila on her part posted two double-doubles at the tournament. She also averaged eleven boards per game.
Kenya Ports Authority’s (KPA) Jamila Nansikombi was also a delight to watch as the 21-year-old led all players in scoring with 17 points per contest.
American-Angolan Italee Lucas who plays for Inter Clube de Luanda also averaged 17 points per game and some incredible performances, Lucas led InterClube to the second-place.