Nigeria’s D’Tigress yesterday evening beamed with smiles upon retaining the title to become Africa’s queens of women’s basketball.

60-55 was the game’s outcome with Nigeria on top as hosts Senegal’s unbeaten run came to a halt in an all thrilling West African derby.

In a close duel, Nigeria managed to dominate all quarters.

Senegal came close to avenging their defeat two years ago to Nigeria in the finals when they looked headed to pulling off an upset but got curtailed in the remaining nine minutes.

In another duel, Mali snatched bronze sashaying Mozambique.

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