Prolific world-class basketballer
Nigeria made history as the first African country to win a game in women basketball at the 2004 Olympics. That year, the captain of the team was second in the tournament in scoring and rebounding. The captain was Mfon Udoka, an Akwa Ibom daughter who also holds the distinction of leading the team to two Afrobasket wins and winning the Golden Basket award herself. She also led Nigeria to the 2006 FIBA World Championship.
Mfon started her career in the United States where she was born. She played for the Los Angeles Sparks, Houston Comets and Dallas Wings.
The Benson Polytechnic High School, Portland, Oregon and DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois graduate was named Assistant Coach of Nigeria’s women basketball team in 2011.
Together with her brother, Ime, also a former Nigerian national basketball team player and former NBA star, she held the Mfon Udoka Skills and Drills Basketball Clinic at the West Itam Sports Complex in June, 2019 under the auspices of the Udoka Foundation which she founded to give back to society.
Akwa Ibom Celebrates a world class champion.