News alert: Nigerian D’ Tigress Beats Senegal To Retain Continental Title

The  Nigeria women’s national basketball team, D’Tigress on Saturday defeated Senegal to win their fourth consecutive continental title and sixth overall title.

The Women’s Afrobasket played at the BK Arena, Kigali which had as many as 7000 fans watching,

D’Tigress have now won the last four editions (2017, 2019, 2021, 2023) of the continental tournament equaling the feat achieved by Senegal in 1974, 1977, 1979 and 1981.

It is a sixth title for the Nigerian women’s senior national team to Senegal’s 11 titles.

They have now gone 24-0 in the AfroBasket and have not lost a single game in more than seven years.

D’Tigress took the first quarter 19 – 10 and also edged the second quarter 24 – 21.

Senegal bounced back to take the third quarter 26 – 19 before D’Tigress won the fourth quarter 22 – 17.

Meanwhile, in the third place game hosts Rwanda lost to Mali 89 points to 51.

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