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Afrobasket 2017 by LagosEconomist: 8:21pm On Sep 06
Hello All:

This tournament will kick off in a few days and our team is already in Tunis to defend the title. Politics and ego got in the way and we all know Nigeria has better players out there, but we must support the team and coach.

I think the team will put up a good fight and get to the Semis. After that, anything can happen. Here are the final 12.

Ike Diogu,
Daniel Ochefu,
Deji Akindele,
Akin Akingbala,
Kelechi Anuna,
Anthony Odunsi
O'karo Akamune,
Ike Nwamu,
Ike Iroegbu
Dike Azuoma
Bryant Mbamalu
Abdul Yahaya
Re: Afrobasket 2017 by isaiah9(m): 11:09pm On Sep 06
Following....

Despite the fact that there's just one player(ike diogu) from the 2015 squad, i'll still watch the tournament though with no high hope of winning it.
In fact I think ike diogu is there coz he's the team captain.
Re: Afrobasket 2017 by LagosEconomist: 7:25pm On Sep 08
Final Power rankings. Nigeria ranked 3rd

http://www.fiba.basketball/afrobasket/2017/news/on-your-mark-get-set-go-here-is-the-final-power-rankings-ahead-of-fiba-afrobasket-2017

RANK
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MOVE

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What could possibly go wrong? Tunisia prepare to co-host the African Championship on the back of a successful preparation in Europe, which saw the North Africans go up against France, Spain, Belgium, Romania and Portugal before returning home to defeat all four FIBA AfroBasket 2017 bound teams, including the DR Congo, Mali, Egypt and the Central African Republic.
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Although point guard Xane D'Almeida has been ruled out of the tournament due to an injury, the Senegalese have gone from strength to strength throughout their preparations. A comprehensive win over Mali last week translated Senegal's grip ahead of co-hosting the FIBA AfroBasket 2017.
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+1
It has taken Nigeria a couple of weeks to build a team to defend their African crown. Without facing a national team during the preparations, and heading to Tunisia with only one player from 2015 (Ike Diogu), the Nigerians are very well equipped on the frontcourt with Washington Wizards big man Daniel Ochefu and seven-footer Deji Akindele. They might not have trouble protecting the painted area.
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-1 It's been over two weeks since the former African champions last faced a national team during their preparations in China. However, they head to Dakar with an experienced group of players. Leandro Da Conceicao, the son of FIBA Hall of Famer Jean Jacques Da Conceicao has given the Angolans a fresh look at the guard position.
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The Congolese have shown tremendous consistency throughout their warm-up games in Tunisia. A loss to hosts Tunisia was followed by wins over the Central African Republic, local clubs Etoile Sportive du Rades and Etoile Sportive du Sahel.
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+2 Losing to Tunisia 80-66 over the weekend hasn't reflected Egypt's pedigree.
Re: Afrobasket 2017 by Famocious(m): 8:06pm On Sep 08
What time is our game tonight ?
Re: Afrobasket 2017 by carbonado(m): 8:27pm On Sep 08
Nigeria Vs Ivory coast about to start.
Re: Afrobasket 2017 by LagosEconomist: 8:27pm On Sep 08
8pm .

It is on now

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Re: Afrobasket 2017 by carbonado(m): 8:28pm On Sep 08
"
Famocious:
What time is our game tonight ?
".....now......
Re: Afrobasket 2017 by carbonado(m): 8:54pm On Sep 08
Ngr 17 Ivory coast 11...end of 1st qtr
Re: Afrobasket 2017 by Famocious(m): 9:00pm On Sep 08
carbonado:
Ngr 17 Ivory coast 11...end of 1st qtr

Nice one ..Ike Diogu leading the parks
Re: Afrobasket 2017 by rman: 9:02pm On Sep 08
Any link to watch online?
Re: Afrobasket 2017 by carbonado(m): 9:14pm On Sep 08
Ngr 42 : Ivory coast 33..end of 2nd quarter....
Re: Afrobasket 2017 by LagosEconomist: 9:15pm On Sep 08
Download the startimes app and watch on your phone

rman:
Any link to watch online?
Re: Afrobasket 2017 by LagosEconomist: 9:16pm On Sep 08
Half time scores.

Diogu has 19 points

carbonado:
Ngr 42 : Ivory coast 33

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Re: Afrobasket 2017 by carbonado(m): 9:22pm On Sep 08
I noticed that most team had a hard time shooting that molten ball....that had to keep cleaning it with a towel....i was never a fan of molten ball during my playing days...especially if you are the type that your palm sweats alot...spalding to me is still the best......
Re: Afrobasket 2017 by rman: 9:45pm On Sep 08
carbonado:
I noticed that most team had a hard time shooting that molten ball....that had to keep cleaning it with a towel....i was never a fan of molten ball during my playing days...especially if you are the type that your palm sweats alot...spalding to me is still the best......

Absolutely spot on!
Re: Afrobasket 2017 by carbonado(m): 9:50pm On Sep 08
I think we have a weak team......i am not too impressed with the way we have been handling the ball........they are playing like they do not know each other much....no true cohesion......

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Re: Afrobasket 2017 by Famocious(m): 9:54pm On Sep 08
carbonado:
I think we have a weak team......i am not too impressed with the way we have been handling the ball........they are playing like they do not know each other much....no true cohesion......
I agree with you. I wonder why non of the guys that won the championship 2 years ago is here to play for us.
Honestly, my expectation from this team is really low. Though they have my loyal support..
Re: Afrobasket 2017 by carbonado(m): 9:59pm On Sep 08
Famocious:

I agree with you. I wonder why non of the guys that won the championship 2 years ago is here to play for us.
Honestly, my expectation from this team is really low. Though they have my loyal support..
...Dirty Politics...
Re: Afrobasket 2017 by rman: 10:01pm On Sep 08
carbonado:
I think we have a weak team......i am not too impressed with the way we have been handling the ball........they are playing like they do not know each other much....no true cohesion......

Correct
Re: Afrobasket 2017 by Famocious(m): 10:13pm On Sep 08
carbonado:
...Dirty Politics...

Honestly, it is disheartening. The manager that won the cup was relieved of his job, likes of Uzoh, the Aminus, Shane Lawal, Gbinije et al were excluded.
Re: Afrobasket 2017 by carbonado(m): 10:13pm On Sep 08
these guys want to give us heart attack....reminds me off super chickens of old....lol
Re: Afrobasket 2017 by Famocious(m): 10:15pm On Sep 08
carbonado:
these guys want to give us heart attack....reminds me off super chickens of old....lol

I'm not watching it though, just following via twitter and nairaland. I can imagine the palpitations
Re: Afrobasket 2017 by carbonado(m): 10:18pm On Sep 08
nonsense...Ngr 78: Ivory coast 77
Re: Afrobasket 2017 by Famocious(m): 10:18pm On Sep 08
carbonado:
nonsense...Ngr 78: Ivory coast 77
How many seconds left ?
Re: Afrobasket 2017 by rman: 10:19pm On Sep 08
Lucky break!
Re: Afrobasket 2017 by ayd91(m): 10:19pm On Sep 08
Final scores?
Re: Afrobasket 2017 by isaiah9(m): 10:19pm On Sep 08
We won but what a weak team. 2015 squad would have won this game by 20 points difference
Re: Afrobasket 2017 by carbonado(m): 10:20pm On Sep 08
we played nonsense...it was ike diogu that helped us win.....mtcheeew...we won with just 1 point.....Jesus...chai...
Re: Afrobasket 2017 by ayd91(m): 10:21pm On Sep 08
isaiah9:
We won but what a weak team. 2015 squad would have won this game with 20 difference

Pheew��

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Re: Afrobasket 2017 by carbonado(m): 10:21pm On Sep 08
Famocious:

How many seconds left ?
....game over,....78:77..in favour of Nigeria...we play Mali 2mw....
Re: Afrobasket 2017 by Famocious(m): 10:23pm On Sep 08
carbonado:
....game over,....78:77..in favour of Nigeria...we play Mali 2mw....
Thanks for the updates..

Congrats to the lads. Hopefully they up their game against Mali tomorrow.

Have a smashing weekend ahead sir .
Re: Afrobasket 2017 by carbonado(m): 10:27pm On Sep 08
Famocious:

Thanks for the updates..

Congrats to the lads. Hopefully they up their game against Mali tomorrow.

Have a smashing weekend ahead sir .
you too Sir.... cool

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