Nigeria’s D’Tigers overpower Senegal, zoom into Afrobasket final

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The Nigeria senior men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, have qualified for the final of the 2017 Afrobasket championship following their hard-earned 76-71 win over Senegal on Friday night.

Though they were stretched, D’Tigers were on top of their game as they won three of the four quarters in Friday’s semifinal clash.

At the end of the first quarter, D’Tigers established a-15-12 points lead over their opponents.

The second and third quarters were also fiercely contested but the Nigerian men nicked it at 19-17 and 18-16.

While Senegal won the final quarter 26-24, it was not enough to deny Nigeria a place in the final.

Senegal were trying to reach the final for the first time since 2005; but they were denied yet again this time by D’Tigers who are keen on successfully defending the title they won two year ago.

Nigeria will face Tunisia in Saturday’s final.


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  • GbemigaO

    Well done to D’Tigers !

  • Jon

    Those look like women to me and not men as the article suggests.

  • Amadi

    Once more, Up Biafra. This victorious unstoppable team is 78.4% IPOB. Who God has blessed no man can curse. See how Israel survives! No stopping IPOB. You can’t proscribe indigenous peoples. No stopping Biafra. Disregard the Govs who are only there for themselves to fill their pockets. Ii is Biafra or nothing.

    • greengory

      you better dont let python bite you

  • Fadama

    Not a fan of basketball. But welldone boys. Do us some proud.