BREAKING: Nigeria’s D’Tigers Beat Senegal To Set-Up AfroBasket Final With Tunisia
Nigeria’s D’Tigers are on the verge of retaining their title at the ongoing FIBA men’s AfroBasket Championship after beating Senegal 76-71 points on Friday to set up final with Tunisia.
The defending champion started on a good note leading Senegal 15-12 in the first quarter, the same dominance continued in the second quarter as Nigeria extended the lead 19-16 points, the first half ended with 34-29 points.
The situation remained the same with D’Tigers leading 18-16 points in the third quarter. The supremacy was confirmed in the fourth quarter as Nigeria won the quarter again with 26-24 points, before rounding off the game with the resounding victory in an epic basketball game between the two sides.
Team captain Ike Diogu gave good account of himself again like he did in the game against Cameroon with 15 points and 11 rebounds in the first three quarters of the epic game against the West African neighbours.
Nigeria will now play Tunisia in Saturday’s final after defeating North Africa rival Morocco 52-60 points in the other semi-final on Friday. D’Tigers won the last edition of the tournament held in Tunisia in 2015, beating Africa’s basketball powerhouse, Angola in the final.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s Chamberlain Oguchi won the Most Valuable Player (MVP) at the biennial basketball event.