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AfroBasket 2017: D’Tigers wins Silver as Ike Diogu claims Tournament’s MVP

Tunisia emerged the winner of 2017 FIBA AfroBasket after beating team Nigeria, D'Tigers in the final on Saturday

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.