D’Tigers fail to defend title, lose to Tunisia in Afrobasket final

Nigeria’s senior male basketball team, D’Tigers, has failed to defend their Afrobasket title, after they lost to co-hosts Tunisia 77-65 in the final played on Saturday.

Two years ago, the team won the trophy on the same ground.

However, this year, they were outclassed by the North Africans.

Nigeria won the first quarter 14-8, but lost the second quarter as Tunisia took a 25-24 lead into the break.

The Tunisians won the third quarter 52-40, making it very difficult for D’Tigers to get back into the game.

Tunisia wrapped up victory 77-65 in the last quarter, to be crowned the new African champions.

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