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Read more D’Tigress Defeat Senegal to Retain Afrobasket Title Nigeria’s female basketball team D’Tigress on Sunday defeated Senegal 60-55 to win the 2019 women’s Afrobasket title they won two years ago. The final match played at the at the Dakar...... Read more AFA Sports Unveils D’Tigress’ New Jerseys AFA sports, the official kitting outfit for the women basketball national team, D’ Tigress, at the weekend unveiled a new set of jerseys for the team, as they prepare for their...... Read more Fund Threatens D’Tigress African Title Defence The national women’s basketball team and African champions D’Tigress are programmed to depart Lagos for Dakar on Monday, August 5th but that plan is now doubtful as the Nigeria Basketball Federation...... Read more


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