Tunisia have defeated Nigeria’s D’Tigers to claim the 2017 Men’s Afrobasket title.
D’Tigers started the game strongly but the hosts Tunisia put up a fight and prevented the men from replicating the heroics of the D’Tigress.
In the final quarter, the D’Tigers were trailing by as many as 15 points but they cut the deficit to eight with three minutes, 31 seconds left but they could not complete the comeback and eventually lost by 65 to 77 points.
Captain Ike Diogu who was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player led Nigeria with 20 points and 10 rebounds.
Diogu along with teammate Ike Iroegbu were also named in the Afrobasket All-Stars team.