D’TIGERS MAKES HISTORY AS THEY EMERGE VICTORIOUS IN THE FIBA 3X3 CHAMPIONSHIP

D’ Tigers of Nigeria have emerged the inaugural champions of the 2017 FIBA 3X3 Africa Cup after defeating Cote d’ Ivoire in the final game by 21 to 9 points.
The Nigerian men’s team led by Azuoma Dike left no one in doubt in the encounter after defeating Egypt 21-14 points in the semi-finals and were unstoppable as Abdul Yahaya who scored a total of 39 points in five
games left the Ivoriens confused.
Godwin David and Lucky Subel also gave a good account of themselves to ensure D’Tigers were victorious in the finals.
It was double celebrations for Nigeria as Dike was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament while being named in the competition’s  top three players list which included Tisiane Traore of Cote d’ Ivoire and Elly Randriamampionona of Madagascar.
In a keenly contested game, D Tigress won the Silver Medal, Mali proved too powerful for the D’Tigress in the final as they emerged 12- 11 points winners.
Despite settling for the Silver medal, Nigeria’s Nkechi Akashili was named as one of the top 3 players alongside Mali’s Nassira Traore and Jamla Nasikombi of Uganda.
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