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Revealed: Patrick Omo-Osagie made a perfect prediction of Nigerian D’Tigers’ victory at Afrobasket 2015

Not many people considered the Nigerian D’Tigers favourites for the Afrobasket 2015 title. There were skeptics and there were those who saw Nigeria’s participation at the biennial event another routine outing. The doubters had logical reasons. After all, Nigeria has had very good teams capable of winning the championship in ...

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Nigeria defeats Angola to win first-ever FIBA African Championship title in historic Afrobasket 2015 finals

The Nigerian D’Tigers defeated Angola 74-65 in the AfroBasket 2015 final in Rades, Tunisia on Sunday to win its first-ever FIBA African Championship. The championship also earned Nigeria a ticket to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil. Angola, Tunisia, and Senegal – second, third, and fourth-placed teams at the ...

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Can the Nigerian D’Tigers defeat Senegal in Afrobasket 2015 semi-finals?

At the 2013 Afrobasket in Cote d’Ivoire, the Senegalese national team was without Gorgui Dieng, the 6’11 centre/power forward for the Minnesota Timberwolves, who is arguably the best player presently at the ongoing Afrobasket in Tunisia. Should D’Tigers’ Coach Will Voigt consider putting double-teams on Dieng, that may not exactly work given the big man’s knack for throwing passes, which accounts for his 4.2 assists per. One would expect the team to employ a strategy they used against Gabon at the quarter-finals when the Gabonese Panthers attempted a comeback by slashing into the paint at every possession. During that period, D’Tigers blocked the slashing lanes, choosing to give up open shots. But Nigeria’s Olaseni Lawal and Alade Aminu will need to bring their A-game on both ends of the court to minimize Dieng’s damage.

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