Silver-winning D’Tigers deserve celebration – NBBF

The Musa Kida-led Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has urged Nigerians to realize the senior countrywide basketball players that just bagged silver in the FIBA Afrobasket co-hosted by using Senegal and Tunisia as they return on Monday.

The NBBF made the attraction in a message published on their reputable internet site on Sunday.

The contingent to the championship might be led back home via the NBBF President, Kida aboard a Royal Air Maroc flight with the intention to arrive in the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos at about 3.30 a.m.

The news company of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the D’Tigers misplaced its bid to protect its Afrobasket title whilst Tunisia claimed it through beating them seventy seven-sixty five in Saturday’s very last in Tunis.

according to the federation, the fact that D’Tigers was simply in camp for about two weeks before their name defence passed their pre-event expectation through attending to the very last.

Nigeria defeated continental powerhouses like Senegal and Cameroon in the region-finals and semi-finals encounters before being defeated by means of co-host, Tunisia.

also, notwithstanding their ultimate in shape loss, D’Tigers and their enthusiasts will still have something to cheer about as Nigeria’s captain, Ike Diogu, changed into offered the most treasured participant Award (MVP) of the tournament.

Diogu,who led with the aid of instance emerged the event’s leading scorer with a mean of twenty-two points in line with game, was the event’s maximum scorer with a complete of 132 factors.

He powered the D’Tigers to the final after emerging because the team’s highest points scorer in 4 of their six video games.

similarly, Nigerian defend, Ikenna Iroegbu, who made his Afrobasket debut for Nigeria became also named within the tournament’s quality 5.

The 34-12 months-old Iroegbu, a power ahead, who recorded a tournament-excessive additionally, averaged eight.7 rebounds consistent with game at the sixteen-crew FIBA Africa’s most important opposition.

NAN reviews that every member of the crew except the Captain, Diogu, will be obtained on Monday, and will head for the united states of americadue to family commitments.

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