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D’Tigress retain Afrobasket Championship title

Nigeria’s senior Women Basketball team D’Tigress have emerged as Champions of the 2021 Afrobasket Championship in Cameroon.

In the final game of the championship Nigeria beat Mali 70-59 on Sunday night.

The victory means Nigeria has won the championship three times in a row.

Nigeria becomes only the second team to win three titles in a row after Senegal did so from 1974-1981.

The final was preceded by a spectacular matchup between host Cameroon and Senegal.

Cameroon picked up its third bronze medal in the and second silverware since 2015 after overpowering Senegal in the third place playoff game 53-49.

Christy Dashe