Nigeria’s D’Tigress have emerged champions of the 2019 FIBA Afrobasket Championships in Dakar, Senegal.

D’Tigress edged hosts Senegal, 60-55 points in the final to retain the title they won in 2017 and their fourth overall.

The Nigerian team began the enthralling encounter on a bright note winning the first quarter with 14-10 points; second quarter with 18-14 points and third quarter with18-13 points.

Although the Senegalese fought back in the fourth quarter with 18-12 points, it was a little too late as the D’Tigress coasted home to victory.