D’Tigress power forward Evelyn Akhator was presented to the public by CB Avenida upon her switch to the Spanish champions on Wednesday afternoon.

Club President Jorge Recio spoke about her qualities and how long they have been monitoring the Nigerian over the years. 

“She is a player we have been following for a long time. Last year’s World Cup in Spain was the best for Nigeria and has been in the ideal Afrobasket quintet this year. She will make us enjoy a lot.”

Akhator also spoke during her presentation, declaring her happiness at joining the club: a step in the right direction, in her view.

“CB Avenida is a step forward in my career, I feel like it’s a brotherhood and I am looking forward to start playing.” 

The 24-year-old featured for Besiktas last season. She had a title-winning campaign with Nigeria at the AfroBasket in Senegal where Nigeria successfully defended their title; she was also named in the All-star team for the tournament.

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