Six time Liga Femenina de Baloncesto champion, Perfumerias Avenida have unveiled D’Tigress star Evelyn Akhator for the 2019/2020 season.
Akhator was unveiled on Wednesday after overcoming Visa issues that delayed her arrival to the Spanish club.
The two-time Afrobasket champion spent last season with Besiktas Women Basketball averaging 15.1 PPG, 11.4 RPG and made 5 double-double in 36.2 MPG at the EuroCup Women.
She led Besiktas to a quarter final finish in the Turkish League losing to eventual winners Fenerbahce.
Akhator who was also instrumental for Nigeria at the World Cup in Tenerife, Spain last year and in retaining their Afrobasket title in Dakar last month, was the second signing made by Perfumerias Avenida in May.
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Speaking at the unveiling in Salamanca, Avenida President Jorge Recio said: “It was one of the first signings we made when we finished last season. We have been following her up for a long time and she will surely be a good addition to the team. We can not forget the World Cup in Spain where Akhator was the best player for Nigeria and did not also disappoint in the recent Afrobasket Championship in Dakar last month.”
On her part, Akhator said coming to Spain is a step forward in her career and expressed her willingness to improve her game.
“I am very happy to be here I could never imagine that in my third year as a professional player I would be in Salamanca,” as reported on elnortedecastilla.es
“I had Visa issues which caused my delay from joining the team early. I am finally here and I want to play now. The first few days I have spent have been very good and the team received me well. I feel great to be here.”
She added: “My team mate Adora Elonu has told me a lot before arriving Salamanca she told me how beautiful the city is although I didn’t know it was so cold here. When it was announced that I had signed for the club I got a lot of goodwill messages on social media which goes to show it is a city of basketball.
The Afrobasket champion will be available for selection for the final of the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday in Girona.
Culled From: Queen Moseph on Medium.