Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

Tunisia crowned AfroBasket champions on home soil

Tunisia crowned AfroBasket champions on home soil

Nigeria is one the verge of defending the title, when D'Tigers will play the hosts nation, Tunisia in the final match on Saturday.

Tunisia has emerged the champions of Africa, following their victory over Nigeria in the final of the 2017 Afrobasket championship in Tunis.

The co-hosts then gained more advantage that saw them lead the third quarter with a commendable 27-16 points, and came out on top after the last quarter despite a 25-25 points tie.

Tunisia, whom D'Tigers lost to at the same venue two years ago in the group stage, thrashed the Nigerian team 77 to 65 points.

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D'Tigers were hoping to get a second continental title and they actually started quite well; winning the first quarter 14-8 despite the vociferous fans inside the fully-packed Omnisports de Rades.

Diogu, who was also been named on the All-Tournament team, was the tournament's highest scorer with a total of 132 points, and was Nigeria's highest points scorer in four of their six games at the tournament.

The Senegalese team lost in the third-place playoff in 2015 to Tunisia but secured a place on the podium with a 73-62 win over Morocco today.

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