Host Tunisia defeat D’Tigers in FIBA Afrobasket final

Nigeria’s D’Tigers failed to defend their title as they were defeated by Hosts Tunisia 77-65 in Saturday’s final match of the FIBA AfroBasket in Tunis.

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

Meanwhile, Ike Diogu sparked Senegal with a game-high 20 points but his effort was not good enough to avoid defeat for the Nigerian side who were the defending champions.

Earlier in the day, Senegal had claimed the last spot on the podium, after seeing off Morocco 73-62 in the third-place game.

Diogu was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player (MVP), headlining the All-Star Five Awards offered by Tissot.

He was joined by Ikenna Iroegbu(Nigeria); Mohamed Hadidane (Tunisia),Mourad El Mabrouk (Tunisia) and Gorgui Dieng(Senegal).