Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Nigeria wins its first continental championship-2015 AfroBasket Champions!

Photo Credit: FIBA.COM
Congratulations to the Nigerian Basketball team- “Nigeria joined Australia, Brazil and the United States in the 2016 Men’s Basketball Olympic field, beating Angola in the final of Afrobasket on Sunday. The Blazers’ Al-Farouq Aminu and D-Leaguer Ben Uzoh each scored in double-figures in the final as Nigeria won its first-ever continental championship.”NBA


Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu led the Nigerian team with 11 points and 5 rebounds as they secured their tickets for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro with a 74-65 win over Angola in Tunisia this past Sunday.  

With the AfroBasket title, Nigeria secured automatic qualification to next summer's Olympics. Congrats guys!