D’Tigers beat Mozabique to win four-nation invitational tournament in South Africa




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- Nigeria’s basketball team, D’Tigers, on Sunday emerged overall winners of the 2015 Four Nations’ invitational basketball tournament hosted by Africa.

D’Tigers beat Mozambique 72-59 in their game win the inaugural tournament held at the Wembley Indoor Arena in Johannesburg.

They had defeated 97-58 in their first game on Friday and 83-52 on Saturday.

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D’Tigers went on to defeat Mozambique 51-42 later on Saturday to the stage for their meeting in Sunday’s final.

The team’s long-serving captain, Olumide Oyedeji who inspired them to winning all the four matches, won the competition’s Most Valuable Player award.

“What we have done was achieved through team work and good preparations,’’ a delighted Oyedeji said while speaking on the D’Tigers’ victory.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the team was expected back in Lagos on Monday.

They are scheduled to take on Burkina Faso in the second leg game of their final round fixture in the qualifiers for the 2015 FIBA Africa Championship, also known as Afrobasket.

The qualifier is also for the 2015 All-Africa Games.(NAN)