Tunisia defeat D’Tigers in AfroBasket final

D’Tigers of Nigeria have relinquished their position as Africa’s high-quality having misplaced sixty five-77 points to Tunisia inside the final of the 2017 FIBA AfroBasket that got here to a near in Rades, Tunisia on Saturday night.

The Nigerians who went into the Championship as the protecting champions could simplest win one sector from the four played on Saturday to pave way for the brand new winners to emerge.

D’Tigers took the lead in the first zone with 14-8 factors however failed to hold the pace in the second region because the Tunisians overpowered the Nigerians to take the lead in the length with 17-10 factors and end the first 1/2 with 24-25 in favour of Tunisia.

It was greater difficult for the Nigerians within the 0.33 region whilst the Tunisians installed critical stress on them and the effort helped the co-hosts to benefit more advantage that saw them main the region with a commendable 27-16 points.

That became the factor where Nigeria lost the identify having worked so hard to be in the very last notwithstanding their unimpressive coaching toward the tournament.

The final area however led to a 25-25 points tie to pave manner for the Tunisians to grow to be the brand new African champions as the sport ended 77-65 against D’Tigers.

As standard, D’Tigers captain Ike Diogu attempted all he should however his effort was now not sufficient to see Nigeria maintaining the name as he contributed 20 points and 10 rebounds within the defeat. point defend Ikenna Iroegbu introduced  assists.

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