A key player in Nigeria’s female basketball national team, D’Tigress, Evelyn Akhator is battling a different kind of ailment from coronavirus, as she woke up with a bruise on her face and itchy nose that required intense pressure to ease off, megasportsarena.com reports.
The USA-based star disclosed that she could not immediately put a clue on the infection, as she only woke up to find her face feeling funny and then she quickly tried to rectify the situation by applying icing to nose.
Akhator, born February 3, 1995, is a forward/center, who now plays for Flammes Carolo BC of France, but was first drafted as a professional basketball player by Dallas Wings of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) as the third overall pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft.
She played 15 games in her rookie season for the Dallas-based side, with which she averaged 0.9 points per game, 0.2 blocks per game, 0.1 steal per game, only to be waived by the team on May 13, 2018.
The amazing star, who returned to the WNBA by signing for Chicago Sky on a training camp deal on February 13, 2019, made her first appearance for D’Tigress during the 2017 FIBA Afrobasket tournament in Mali, where she averaged 15.3 points and 9.5 rebounds per game and made the continental competition’s top-five players’ list.
Akhator was part of the gallant D’Tigress’ team at the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup, where she averaged 12.6 points, 9 rebounds and 1.4 assists, a year after she signed with WBC Dynamo Novosibirsk of Russia.
On 22 August 2018, Akhator signed with Besiktas of Turkey basketball team, with which she averaged 15 points and 11 rebounds per game in the league, while also averaging 15 points and 11 rebounds in the Eurocup, playing more than 30 minutes per game in both competitions.
She joined CB Avenida of Spain on May 15 of last year, then signed in November with Flammes Carolo of France, where she is now currently on lockdown, following the coronavirus outbreak, but she has a different kind of ailment to talk about.
The flamboyant star took to social media to admit that her face was feeling weary, while also throwing a poser to her many fans across the world if they had ever woken up to find a bruise on their faces and skin, without knowing where it all came from or how it happened.
Akhator revealed: “Have you ever woken up with a bruise on your face or skin and you have no idea how it happened? This is me, I’ve been icing my nose since yesterday Weary face Weary face. I think it was my phone or glasses🤷🏾♀️.”