Tunis - The Nigerian men’s basketball team claimed its first
ever senior continental title on Sunday when they defeated Angola in the final
of the FIBA AfroBasket tournament in Rades, Tunisia.
D’Tigers defeated defending and 11-time champions Angola
74-65 in the final. The match was a repeat of the 2003 final which Angola won
86-65 in Alexandria, Egypt.
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The victory also means Nigeria have qualified for the 2016
Rio de Janeiro Olympics along with Angola, third-placed Tunisia and
The hosts, champions in 2011, defeated Senegal, five time
victors, 82-73 in the third-placed play-off on Sunday.
Chaimberlain Oguchi was named the Most Valued Player of the
tournament after scoring 19 points in the final and was named in the All-Star
Five along with Nigeria teammate Al-Farouq Aminu.For
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