Tunisia beat Nigeria to become FIBA AfroBasket 2017 Champions

Tunisia beat Nigeria to become FIBA AfroBasket 2017 Champions


TUNIS (FIBA AfroBasket 2017) – Tunisia claimed their second FIBA AfroBasket title after beating Nigeria 77-65 in Saturday’s Final in Tunis, Tunisia.

Zied Chennoufi led the way with team-high 19 points in the winning cause.

Meanwhile, Ike Diogu sparked Senegal with game-high 20 points but his effort was not good enough to avoid defeat.

Earlier in the day, Senegal claimed the last spot on the podium, after seeing off Morocco, 73-62, in the 3rd-Place Game.

Diogu 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).

About FIBA

FIBA (fiba.basketball) – the world governing body for basketball – is an independent association formed by 213 National Basketball Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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