D’Tigers Win First Afrobasket Title, Qualify For Olympics

D’Tigers Win First Afrobasket Title, Qualify For Olympics

By James Agberebi:

Nigeria's D'Tigers have won the 2015 African Basketball Championship in Tunisia after beating old nemesis Angola by 74 points to 65.

The team which has been in the shadows of their Southern African counterparts for years, made their intention known right from the off as they matched the 11-time champions in every aspect of the encounter before finally pulling away.

D'Tigers took a healthy 13-point lead into half-time and extended it to 17 points going into the fourth and final quarter.
The Angolans rallied in the final quarter but it was too little, too late as the Nigerians made sure of a historic victory.

With this victory, D'Tigers have now automatically qualified for the men's basketball event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The third place match went to Tunisia who beat Senegal.

Meanwhile in some of the individual awards that were given out, Chamberlain Oguchi was named the Most Valuable Player and also the best three pointer of the tournament.

He was also named alongside team-mate, Al-Farouk Aminu, in the best five players of the tournament.

Mozambique were given the fair play award.

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 8
  • osayande pius 2 years

    good things are still coming… congrats d’tigers

  • sam 2 years

    Way to go guys!

  • joe louis 2 years

    It’s been a long time coming finally we made it.D’tiger’s have Roared in Africa

  • Congratulation to Nigerians.

  • Tobechukwu 2 years

    Well done guys. Thanks for finally bringing the crown home. Wishing you the best of outings at the Olympics next year.

  • Keneri 2 years

    Bless you guys. CONGRATS Nja

  • At last we made it, up D’TIGERS, RIO 2016 here we come won ni duro

  • Determination is d key pls in Rio man to man sucess is yours