Chikoko named French Cup MVP after guiding Dijon to victory

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Zimbabwe basketball team captain Vitalis Chikoko was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2024 edition of the Coupe de France after guiding his team Dijon to the coveted trophy at the weekend.

The 33-year-old Harare-born star has now won the prestigious individual trophy on two occasions after having already been elected MVP in 2022 when he guided Élan Béarnais to the title against the SIG Strasbourg.

Chikoko was presented with the trophy by the former French international Florent Pietrus after playing another crucial role as his side beat SIG Strasbourg 90-85 in the final.

Loaned by Élan Béarnais to JDA Dijon
this season, the Zimbabwean star had a difficult league campaign as he avaraged just 9.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.

The experienced pivot however produced by far his best performance of the season in the final at Bercy, scoring 20 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three blocks.

Chikoko contributed strongly to Dijon’s final victory, scoring 10 of his 20 points on the evening in the last quarter to ensure his side clinched the silverware.

 

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