Mali will meet Nigeria in Sunday's final of the Women's Afrobasket after both sides won their semi-finals on Friday in Yaounde.
Having put the shadow of a sexual abuse scandal that appeared on the eve of Africa's continental championships behind them, Mali were the first through after knocking out the hosts Cameroon 52-51 in a nail-biting tie.
Mali battled back having lost the first quarter against Cameroon and managed to just edge ahead in a tense finish.
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Defending champions Nigeria joined Mali in the final after beating 11-times former winners Senegal 73-63.
D'Tigress' solid work in the first three quarters against Senegal helped the holders build up a 16-point lead heading into the last quarter.
Mali are through to a final for the first time since 2009, whilst Nigeria contest the trophy for a third successive time having won the last two AfroBasket championships.