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Nigeria gets ticket to Afrobasket final

D’Tigresses look set to defend their FIBA Afrobasket title after beating their Senegalese counterparts to make it to the final of this year’s Championship.

Nigeria defeated Senegal 73-63 in one of the semi-final matches played last night to land in the 2021 Afrobasket final in Cameroon.

The defending champions will face Mali in the final after the Malians narrowly beat hosts, Cameroon 52-51 in the other semi-final match.

In the meantime, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has congratulated Nigeria’s senior women basketball team, D’Tigresses for qualifying for the final of the 2021 Afrobasket women championship.

Dare commended the team for their superlative performance in the tournament and praised them for doing the nation proud.

The Minister urged the team to crown what he described as a remarkable tournament so far with victory in the final so that their status as the ‘Queens of the Court’ on the African continent can be confirmed.

Reporting by Christy Dashe, Editing by Omotola Oguneye