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D’Tigers wins Silver as Ike Diogu claims Tournament’s MVP at 2017 FIBA AfroBasket Championship



D'Tigers wins Silver at 2017 FIBA AfroBasket Championship

Ike Diogu

Host nation 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, 34-year-old Ike Diogu had a game-high 20 points but his effort was not good enough to avoid defeat. The forward recorded a tournament-high 22 points per game and averaged 8.7 rebounds per game at the 16-team FIBA Africa’s most important competition.

He 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).

Diogu, who was also been named on the All-Tournament team, was the tournament’s highest scorer with a total of 132 points and was Nigeria’s highest points scorer in four of their six games at the tournament.

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

We are proud of you guys! It was a great tournament. ?

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1 Comment

  1. REZthaPoet

    September 17, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Sad! I was hoping for a win. Kudos to the team.

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