Nigeria beat Cameroon 106-91 to reach the semi-finals ©FIBA

Defending champions Nigeria are safely through to the semi-finals of AfroBasket 2017 after defeating Cameroon this evening.

The Nigerians claimed a 106-91 success at the Salle Omnisport de Rades in Tunis.

Three players, Mbamalu Bryant, Ike Diogu and Ikechukwu Nwamu all scored over 20 points as the reigning champions moved within two wins of retaining their crown.

Morocco were the first team to get through to the last four after recording a narrow 66-62 victory over Egypt earlier today.

It is the first time they have reached the semi-finals of the competition since 1980, when they hosted it and claimed third place.

Zakaria El Masbahi converted three of his five three-pointer attempts to finish with a team-high 17 points for the match.

Senegal defeated Angola this evening ©FIBA
Senegal defeated Angola this evening ©FIBA

"This is a win for our people back home," said Morocco's Soufiane Kourodu.

"We came to this tournament facing several adversities, but our team spirit and desire to win allowed us to get the win."

Hosts Tunisia booked their last semi-final place with an 81-60 victory over the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Makram Ben Romdhane was the stand-out performer for the Tunisians, scoring 22 points and three assists.

Senegal then won the fourth and final last four encounter this evening.

They edged Angola 66-57 to complete the semi-final line-up.

The tournament is set to continue tomorrow with the semi-finals where Tunisia play Morocco and Nigeria take on Senegal.