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    Default FIBA Afrobasket 2017

    Starts SEP 8, 2017
    Official FIBA page: http://www.fiba.basketball/afrobasket/2017

    Some news about the D'Tigers (Nigeria) ahead of the Afrobasket:

    Daniel Ochefu (Wizards)
    is set to play the first time for Nigeria while Ike Diogu is currently the only foreign-based player in camp in Lagos with 14 local players. Head coach is Alex Nwora, formerly of the Cape Verde NT replacing Voigt. NBBF is currently split into parties with both claiming leadership and FIBA is currently reviewing this problem.
    Al-Farouq Aminu is also in Nigeria: http://sunnewsonline.com/aminu-storm...gers-training/
    Not sure if is going to suit up though.

    Biyombo and Mudiay won't be suiting up for DR of Congo due to insurance issues as the NBA demanded 15k for each player from the federation.
    Source: http://www.adiac-congo.com/content/a...e-la-nba-68949

    Salah Mejri is also not coming over and is staying in Dallas rather than joining Tunisia.

    Senegal's players boycotted practices in Spain due to missing insurance policies. The problem has been solved according to this article: http://senego.com/afrobasket-masculi...ng_518846.html
    Gorgui Dieng is with the team and Clevin Hannah is occupying the naturalized roster-spot.

    Roster for Uganda: https://www.kawowo.com/2017/08/24/un...d-silverbacks/
    Naturalized-player is A'Darius Pegues lastly playing for the Pioneros de Los Mochis (Cibacopa/ Mexican Summer League)
    Stanley Ocitti is also back while many other overseas-based players are missing.

    Roster for Rwanda with Kenny Wilson "Gasana" as a naturalized player like in the years before.
    https://www.kawowo.com/2017/08/29/rw...at-afrobasket/
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    DR of Congo's foreign-based players are:

    Myck Kabongo - Hermosillo (MEX)
    Eric Kibi - L'Hospitalet (ESP)
    Evariste Shonganya - Koroivos (GRE)
    Chiza Ntirata - Jamestown Jackals (USA)
    Omari Gudul - Joventut Badalona (ESP)
    Chadrack Lufile - Cape Breton Highlanders (CAN)

    Central African Republic:
    Destin Damachoua just left the camp while Yannick Zachee also cancelled his appereance. Coach Garida is still hoping on Romain Sato to show up...Mike Mokongo arrived and led the team to a victory in a test against Rwanda. Max Kougere and Johan Grebongo are the other two dominant players on the team so far.

    Tunisia's roster:

    Omar Abeda
    Nizar Kenioua
    Mourad El Mabrouk
    Amor Mouhli
    Zied Chennoufi
    Radhouane Slimane
    Mohamed Adem Rassil
    Mohamed Hadidane
    Bechir Hadidane
    Firas Lahiani
    Mokhtar Ghayeza
    Makrem Ben Romdhane
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    Final squad of Nigeria announced:

    1. Abdul Yahaya Kano Pillars
    2. Dike Azuoma Kano Pillars
    3. Ike Diogu Jiangsu (CHN)
    4. Deji Akindele Metros (DOM)
    5. O'karo Akamune Horsholm (DEN)
    6. Bryant Mbamalu Lagos Warriors
    7. Ike Nwamu Sioux Falls Skyforce (USA)
    8. Akin Akingbala Araberri (ESP)
    9. Ike Iroegbu Washington State (USA)
    10. Anthony Odunsi Stjarnan (ICE)
    11. Kelechi Anuna Eko Kings
    12. Daniel Ochefu Washington Wizards (USA)

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    For those curious in the US, all of Afrobasket is going to be on WatchESPN.
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    Congrats to Tunisia ! Great team even without Mejri they still look good. I do think Tunisia is number one in the arab world.
    Hard luck Morocco but it was a good tournament for them TBH it's not a surprise for me because most of their players play in Sala and we (lebanese club) play a lot against them so i knew that they can go far because they have a good frontcourt. They play physical game and it's always hard to beat them. Happy for them because it's a great achievement to be in the semi-final.
    Good luck Tunisia in the final ! Make us proud once again.

    Btw it's unfortunate no african member here.

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    Congrats Tunisia for your win !
    You deserve it. Great coach and great players but it's not the only secret to win. They played against top european NT before the tournament.

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    2017 AfroBasket was a most enjoyable tournament to watch and Tunisia were clearly the best team. Sad to see how much Angola have fallen away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eal View Post
    2017 AfroBasket was a most enjoyable tournament to watch and Tunisia were clearly the best team. Sad to see how much Angola have fallen away.
    The Angolan golden generation are still going on but time has caught up with them. No new blood has emerged.
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