D'Tigers lose the 2017 Afrobasket Championship to Tunisia

Tunisia are through to the final of Afro Basket 2017

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu have congratulated Nigeria senior men's basketball team D'Tigers for qualifying for the 2017 FIBA AfroBasket final.

The Nigerian men saw off their Senegalese counterparts 76-71 points on Friday night to reach their second consecutive AfroBasket final.

He was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player, headlining the All-Star Five Awards offered by Tissot, where he was joined by Ikenna Iroegbu (Nigeria); Mohamed Hadidane (Tunisia), Mourad El Mabrouk (Tunisia) and Gorgui Dieng(Senegal).

In the other semifinal, host Tunisia defeated Mauritius 60-52 points.

The North Africans are now the only team standing in Nigeria's way of lifting the title they won two years ago.

The Nigerians who went into the Championship as the defending champions could only win one quarter from the four played on Saturday to pave way for the new winners to emerge.

However, the D'Tigers took the game to their opponents in the fourth quarter, running them down with 10 points to win with 31-21 points.

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