Afrobasket 2017: D'Tigers fail to defend title, lose to Tunisia
Sep 17 2017 by Kathy Alvarado
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.
It ended 76-71 points.
They will now defend their title against Tunisia who are joint hosts of this year's edition in the final today (Saturday) in Rades, Tunisia.
Nigeria moved up an eye-catching eight places up the ladder to 34th place globally after their memorable outing at the 2017 Afrobasket Championship in Bamako, Mali which saw them set a national record of 8 wins out of 8 games to land the elusive silverware. And the tactics paid off, as they won the third quarter 27-16.