By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Nigeria’s basketball national team, D’Tigers, on Friday night, defeated its tough West African opponent, Senegal, in the semi-final match in the ongoing 2017 Afrobasket in Tunisia.
The Nigerian team won the semi-final match against Senegal 76-71 to clinch a spot in the final of the competition.
Senegal won the final quarter 26-24 but it wasn’t good enough to stop Nigeria from proceeding in the quest to defend the trophy they won in 2015.
Before meeting Senegal, Nigeria had defeated another West African neighbour, Cameroon 106-91 in the quarterfinal match of the tournament.
Nigeria is one the verge of defending the title, when D’Tigers will play the hosts nation, Tunisia in the final match on Saturday.
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