with the aid of Monica Iheakam
Nigeria’s D’Tigress remaining night time emerged the new champion of Africa after beating title holder Senegal by means of 65-48 factors at the FIBA women’s AfroBasket 2017 in Mali.
the day past’s victory for the Nigerian team on the Palais des sports activities Salamatou Maiga, was a affirmation of their superiority over the Senegalese having overwhelmed them at the team stage .
it is recalled that the D’Tigress, had in 2015, crushed the Lionesses 64-57 for their 2nd African title in Abuja.
Senegal started the day past’s last sport on a good be aware as they gained the first quarter by means of 18-12.
D’Tigress alternatively bounced again within the 2d quarter and eventually went the entire approach to file their 0.33 continental victory.
The Nigerian ladies would alongside Senegal characterize Africa on the planet Championship subsequent yr in Spain.
in advance of the twenty fifth version last the day gone by, Senegal have won 12 titles and played in sixteen Finals, a document held through no other side in African ladies’s basketball
The closing time Nigeria gained the event was in 2005 in Abuja when Nigeria hosted the 17th version of the tournament between December twentieth and 28.