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Nigeria wins African basketball title, gets Olympic spot

31 August 2015, 07:49

Rades — Nigeria won its first African basketball championship and earned a spot in the 2016 Olympics.

The Nigerians beat Angola 74-65 on Sunday in the Afrobasket championship game behind 19 points from Chamberlain Oguchi. Carlos Morais led Angola with 15.

Also Read: D’Tigers beat Gabon to qualify for Afro basket semis

Nigeria joins the defending champion U.S. — which routed the Nigerians 156-73 in the 2012 Olympics — host Brazil and Australia in the Rio field. Angola, third-place Tunisia and fourth-place Senegal secured spots in next year's Olympic qualifying tournaments.

- AP

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