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Nigeria Vs Tunisia: Afrobasket 2017 Finals by robosky02(m): 11:45am On Sep 16, 2017
Afrobasket 2017 final



Nigeria vs Tunisia




Nigeria took a big step towards defending their title at the 2017 FIBA Africa Championship co-hosted by Tunisia and Senegal, by qualifying for the final.

D’Tigers saw off Senegal 76-71 in a thrilling contest on Friday, to book a place in Saturday’s final.


Nigeria dominated the first three quarters of the game, only losing the last quarter to the Lions.

D’Tigers took the first quarter 15-12 and the second 19-17. They won the third 18-16, before losing 26-24 in the last quarter.

The coach Alex Nwora side will play co-hosts Tunisia, who defeated Morocco 60-52 in Tunis, as they seek to retain the title they won on the same soil in 2015.

Before Saturday’s clash, Nigeria and Tunisia have met seven times, the most recent of which was a 70-59 victory for D’Tigers in the semi-finals of the 2015 AfroBasket. D’Tigers have won five of the meetings.


http://dailypost.ng/2017/09/16/afrobasket-2017-dtigers-qualify-final/

Re: Nigeria Vs Tunisia: Afrobasket 2017 Finals by robosky02(m): 12:50pm On Sep 16, 2017
I hope D’Tigers can do just what the females did to complete nigerias total dominace of basketball


lets go there grin

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Re: Nigeria Vs Tunisia: Afrobasket 2017 Finals by robosky02(m): 1:10pm On Sep 16, 2017
the boys cheesy

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Re: Nigeria Vs Tunisia: Afrobasket 2017 Finals by veekid(m): 1:47pm On Sep 16, 2017
Good stuff
Re: Nigeria Vs Tunisia: Afrobasket 2017 Finals by YomzzyDBlogger: 1:47pm On Sep 16, 2017
Ok
Re: Nigeria Vs Tunisia: Afrobasket 2017 Finals by sukkot: 1:48pm On Sep 16, 2017
cant take these boys serious after USA destroyed them in the olympics. after getting raped they still went to ask for autographs from the rapists. yeye pipo

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Re: Nigeria Vs Tunisia: Afrobasket 2017 Finals by NSNA: 1:48pm On Sep 16, 2017
Good going guys, we are cheering for you

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Re: Nigeria Vs Tunisia: Afrobasket 2017 Finals by modelmike7(m): 1:49pm On Sep 16, 2017
All the best guys!
Re: Nigeria Vs Tunisia: Afrobasket 2017 Finals by Dididrumz(m): 1:50pm On Sep 16, 2017
Congratulations to them......

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Re: Nigeria Vs Tunisia: Afrobasket 2017 Finals by GetHelpWorldwid: 1:50pm On Sep 16, 2017
I don't do basketball
Re: Nigeria Vs Tunisia: Afrobasket 2017 Finals by XaintJoel20: 1:50pm On Sep 16, 2017
The boys gave me reason to be happy being a Nigerian.

#GoDa'Tigers...



#GoNigeria...


#ProudlyNigerian...

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Re: Nigeria Vs Tunisia: Afrobasket 2017 Finals by rman: 1:50pm On Sep 16, 2017
robosky02:
the boys cheesy

The pic you posted was for the 2015 team

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Re: Nigeria Vs Tunisia: Afrobasket 2017 Finals by Princelumide: 1:51pm On Sep 16, 2017
Waiting for u guys.... grin cool

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Re: Nigeria Vs Tunisia: Afrobasket 2017 Finals by agabusta: 1:54pm On Sep 16, 2017
robosky02:
the boys cheesy

These are players and coaching crew of the 2015 squad.

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Re: Nigeria Vs Tunisia: Afrobasket 2017 Finals by hrykanu231(m): 1:56pm On Sep 16, 2017
Go boys, bring the cup home. The Tunis will want to use home advantage, but I trust d tigres to overcome them
Re: Nigeria Vs Tunisia: Afrobasket 2017 Finals by robosky02(m): 1:58pm On Sep 16, 2017
Can Nigeria upset FIBA AfroBasket 2017 hosts Tunisia in the Final?


TUNIS (FIBA AfroBasket 2017) - A win over FIBA AfroBasket 2017 hosts Tunisia on Saturday at Salle Omnisports de Rades, and Nigeria would win their second straight continental championship.


Nevertheless, Nigeria's title aspirations will require a lot more than being the tournament highest scorer team. Alex Nwora's team face a number of adversities, including a partisan crowd that is expected to sellout the 12,000 capacity Gymnasium, but more importantly, they will try to stop head coach Mario Palma from winning his fifth straight African title.

Two years ago - at the same venue - Nigeria lost to Tunisia in the Group Phase, but they responded with four straight victories to win the trophy for the first time-ever while Tunisia finished in Third-Place.

Meanwhile, if Ike Diogu, Ikechukwu Nwamu and Bryant Mbamalu continue to make three-pointers the way they have done until the Semi-Final, Tunisia will need to use a tenacious defensive plan to avoid being beaten at home.

The 34-year-old power forward Diogu - a three-time FIBA AfroBasket participant - has become an all-round for Nigeria averaging team-highs 22 points and eight rebounds per game.

"Tunisia are a tough team, they are undefeated. We are going to be ready to play them," he said.

TALENTS TO WATCH: Diogu has been heart and soul of this Nigerian team, after all, he is the only 'survivor' from the 2015 Nigeria winning team.

In the absence of Salah Mejri and Michael Roll, Makram Ben Romdhane and Omar Abada have taken the leadership role for the Tunisians.

HISTORY: Nigeria hold a 2-1 head-to-head edge over Tunisia dating back to 2005.

CHALLENGE: Tunisia are organizing the tournament for the third time - after 1987 and 2015 - but they have never reached the Final before.

IMPLICATIONS: As the two highest ranked teams on the continent, the winner of this game could cement their continental heavyweights status.

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lets go there grin


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Re: Nigeria Vs Tunisia: Afrobasket 2017 Finals by HottestFire: 2:00pm On Sep 16, 2017
robosky02:
the boys cheesy



Is this the picture of the current team and coaching crew?

Re: Nigeria Vs Tunisia: Afrobasket 2017 Finals by joenor(m): 2:01pm On Sep 16, 2017
Congrat to them in advance.
Re: Nigeria Vs Tunisia: Afrobasket 2017 Finals by Nathanieloo7(m): 2:02pm On Sep 16, 2017
sukkot:
cant take these boys serious after USA destroyed them in the olympics. after getting raped they still went to ask for autographs from the rapists. yeye pipo
i pray sense fall on u

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Re: Nigeria Vs Tunisia: Afrobasket 2017 Finals by LordAdam: 2:06pm On Sep 16, 2017
sukkot:
cant take these boys serious after USA destroyed them in the olympics. after getting raped they still went to ask for autographs from the rapists. yeye pipo

Ahn ahn na.

Easy!

How do you expect them to win the USA? It's like expecting our air force to defeat the USA in an air dog fight.

Keep your expectations way too low and no one would shatter it.

-Lord

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Re: Nigeria Vs Tunisia: Afrobasket 2017 Finals by hilariousdammie(m): 2:07pm On Sep 16, 2017
What time are they playing
Re: Nigeria Vs Tunisia: Afrobasket 2017 Finals by ephy6774: 2:09pm On Sep 16, 2017
what time is the match
Re: Nigeria Vs Tunisia: Afrobasket 2017 Finals by vicfajeze(m): 2:13pm On Sep 16, 2017
Naijiria go on Sohun joo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Nigeria Vs Tunisia: Afrobasket 2017 Finals by larride(m): 2:15pm On Sep 16, 2017
sukkot:
cant take these boys serious after USA destroyed them in the olympics. after getting raped they still went to ask for autographs from the rapists. yeye pipo

Firstly it's sport. That's the spirit of sportsmanship. You expect them to start throwing jabs because they lost to their superiors?

Secondly, you can't compare 9ja to USA when it comes to Basketball, I think the only sport we might be better than them is Soccer. so cut them some slack.

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Re: Nigeria Vs Tunisia: Afrobasket 2017 Finals by vicfajeze(m): 2:19pm On Sep 16, 2017
17:15 is when the match gonna come up.Tune in to RTS for live coverage
Re: Nigeria Vs Tunisia: Afrobasket 2017 Finals by vicfajeze(m): 2:23pm On Sep 16, 2017
ephy6774:
what time is the match
5:15pm on RTS TV
Re: Nigeria Vs Tunisia: Afrobasket 2017 Finals by WesBreezy: 2:24pm On Sep 16, 2017
sukkot:
cant take these boys serious after USA destroyed them in the olympics. after getting raped they still went to ask for autographs from the rapists. yeye pipo

you simply sound rather stoopid

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Re: Nigeria Vs Tunisia: Afrobasket 2017 Finals by Addme: 2:24pm On Sep 16, 2017
The game starts by 6pm Nigerian time while the third place match between Senegal and Morocco starts by 3:30pm.
Re: Nigeria Vs Tunisia: Afrobasket 2017 Finals by teamv: 2:25pm On Sep 16, 2017
go tigers
Re: Nigeria Vs Tunisia: Afrobasket 2017 Finals by CaptainG00D: 2:26pm On Sep 16, 2017
sukkot:
cant take these boys serious after USA destroyed them in the olympics. after getting raped they still went to ask for autographs from the rapists. yeye pipo

What is this one saying..
"Basketball is made in USA" .. better teams like spain and italy neva beat USA na Nigeria wan come beat them..
E belike say u no no any thing for basket ball..
USA team that dunks 3 3 point from distance na im u wan beat... lol.

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Re: Nigeria Vs Tunisia: Afrobasket 2017 Finals by robosky02(m): 2:27pm On Sep 16, 2017
HottestFire:




Is this the picture of the current team and coaching crew?


here is the current picture


http://www.afrobasket.com/Nigeria/basketball-National-Team.asp

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