Nigeria’s senior Women basketball team, D’Tigress defeated Senegal 65-48 in the finals of the 2017 Afrobasket Women Championship in Bamako Mali for their third African title.
The game was a repeat of the 2015 finals when D’Tigress defeated Senegal 64-57 for their second title having won the first in 2003 in Mozambique.
As expected victory did not come easy for the D’Tigress as they had to dig deep in the last two quarters to conquer their opponents.
D’Tigress won the championship without dropping a single match on the way as they had won all group matches against Mozambique, Egypt, Congo DR, Guinea and former champions Senegal before beating Cote D’Ivoire in the quarter-finals and the host nation Mali in the semi-finals.
With the win, D’Tigress will represent Africa in the 2018 World Cup in Spain.