A member of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Retd. Col. Sam Ahmedu, on Monday said Nigeria’s participation in the FIBA Africa 3×3 Championship was a good exposure for the players.
Ahmedu told Newsmen in Abuja that in spite of losing in the final matches to Mali, Nigeria still had a good outing.
Mali defeated Nigeria’s Junior D’Tigers and Junior D’Tigress 22-17 points and 9-7 points respectively in the final matches of the competition on Sunday.
According to the NBBF official website, both teams did the country proud during the competition.
During the tournament, the male team remained unbeaten in their opening round matches, even when they met Mali in the preliminary encounter.
Nigeria’s under-18 boys defeated Togo 21-8 in their first game, while Republic of Benin suffered a 13-20 loss to Nigeria in their second Group A match.
Junior D’Tigers defeated Mali 18-13 in their final group game, and went on to beat Benin 21-11 points in the semi-finals.