AFROBASKET WOMEN

Ngiendula Filipe (Ang) is Africa’s most decorated player since 2000

A two-time FIBA Women’s winner with in 2011 and 2013, Felipe is one of a kind. Having also won the FIBA Africa Women’s Champions Cup an impressive four times with Inter Clube between 2010-2016, she is Africa’s most decorated player at both country and club level since the turn of the century.

Filipe is playing at her eighth straight FIBA Women’s AfroBasket and to say that this record is absolutely amazing is an understatement.

Her shyness on and off the court means that it is easy not to pay attention to her but she is one to let all her work do the talking on court. She casts a lone figure visibly most of the time – a woman of a few words but those inside the paint have a different perspective of her works.

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At 37, she belongs to the upper class of older and wiser players at the ongoing FIBA Women’s AfroBasket in Senegal and is averaging 7.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 0.5 assists. Her performance has inspired Angola to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics pre-qualifying tournament that will be played in November.

Filipe also played for Angola at the London 2012 Olympics as well as the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in 2014 in Turkey.

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from the article on the FIBA website: Old is Gold: Eight #AfroBasketWomen editions and counting

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