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Nigeria Wins FIBA Africa Championship 2017

Eniola Awokoya

Nigeria emerged victorious on Sunday in the men’s FIBA Africa 3×3 Championship in Lome, Togo after beating Ivory Coast 21-9 in the final.

The competition, which began on Friday, featured 13 countries.

The men’s team has Azuoma Dike, Godwin David, Lucky Subel and Yahaya Abdul while the women’s team is made up of Nkechi Akashili, Deborah Nwakamma, Josette Anaswem and Nkem Akaraiwe.

Nigeria’s men won five matches enroute to becoming the African champions while the Ivorians and Madagascar finished second and third.

Nigeria also beat Madagascar 21-16 in their first game before beating Niger 21-10 and Benin 21-12.

The team went ahead to beat Egypt 21-14 in the semi-final and won the final 21-9.

Meanwhile, the women finished second after they lost 12-11 to Mali in their final.

Mali won the women’s category with Nigeria and Madagascar finishing second and third.