Nigeria’s women national basketball side, D’Tigress will today in the 15,000-seater Dakar Arena, go up in arms against Senegal in the final of the 2019 FIFA Women’s AfroBasket Championship, with the Nigerians chasing a historic fourth title, while the hosts are bidding for a record 13th crown.
It is the second time in two years that both sides will clash in the final of Africa’s premier basketball tournament for women.
With four impressive wins under their belt against Tunisia, Cameroon, Congo Democratic Republic and Mali, it would not be a walk in the park for D’Tigress who face a Senegal side yet to lose a match so far in front of their fans.
On the evidence of Friday’s semifinal tie against Mozambique, where they came back from the dead, overturning an 18-point deficit to overcome a strong Mozambique charge 60-57 to book their third straight final, the hosts will be buzzing with self-belief that they can finally stop the rampaging Nigerians from running away with a second successive title and make up for the loss to D’Tigress, in the final two years ago. Read more