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Player of the Week: Lina Asobiriomwu

Lina Asobiriomwu has picked up the latest WEABL Player of the Week award, after a Week 4 performance that helped lead her Manchester Mystics Academy squad to a 60-31 win over Nottingham Academy Wildcats.

The Mystics’ wing led her team to victory with 18 points, while adding eight rebounds, two assists and six steals.

Asobiriomwu said this upon receiving the news, “I am honoured to have received this award. Credit to my teammates, they allow me to play the way I do. The last game boosted our confidence with everyone contributing good plays. I’m looking forward to improving further with my coaches, and my teammates.”

Mystics’ Coach Mbongeni Greg Mpofu added, Lina is one of the players that epitomises the principles we embrace in our programme, and has stepped up as a leader and role model. She is well deserving of this award, impressive on both sides of the ball, and we’re all looking forward to more of the same.”