Saturday, 16 September 2017

D’Tigers advance to the 2017 Afrobasket final after beating Senegal (Video)

D’Tigers Mbamalu Bryant and Ikechukwu Nwamu on Friday came up with a performance for the ages as they beat Senegal and set up a FIBA AfroBasket 2017 Final against the tournament host Tunisia.

The reigning champions won 76-71 in a tensed semi-final game.

D’Tigers won three of the four quarters in the 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.

Senegal won the final quarter 26-24.

The final will be played on Saturday with Nigeria hoping to defend a title they won 2 years ago.

The NFF also tweeted to show support for the team.

 Watch video below:

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