Basketball.. Tunisia is the African champion for the second time in...

Mohammed Allam

Sunday 5 September 2021

07:33 PM

Tunisia won the African Nations Basketball Championship (Afrobasket) after defeating Cote d’Ivoire in the tournament recently held in Rwanda.

Tunisia beat Côte d’Ivoire in the final of the African Nations Basketball Championship (Afrobasket) with a score of 78-75, in the match that was held between them this evening in Kigali, Rwanda.

This is the second title for Tunisia in a row, after winning the 2017 edition that was held in Senegal and Tunisia.

This is the third title for the Carthage Eagles in the last 10 years, as the Tunisian team won the title in 2011, 2017 and 2021.

Angola is the most crowned African team with 11 titles, followed by the Egyptian and Senegalese team with 5 titles, followed by Tunisia with 3 titles.

Match events:

The match witnessed excitement in its recent events, as the Cote d’Ivoire team managed to return to the match to reduce the difference with the Tunisian team to 3 points 30 seconds before the end of the match.

Despite the transfer of possession to the Cote d’Ivoire team with the last 10 seconds, but the Tunisian defense succeeded in controlling the situation, taking advantage of a mistake by the American Matt Costello, who plays for the Elephants team, but he passed the ball wrongly, which the Tunisian defense then cut.

The match progressed as follows: The Tunisian team advanced in the first period with a score of 25-18, then the Carthage Eagles continued their superiority and won the second period with a score of 22-16, ending the first half in their favor with a score of 47-34.

The third period witnessed the awakening of the Côte d’Ivoire team, who ended the period in his favour, with a score of 25-18, but this did not affect the superiority of the Tunisian team, whose overall score after this period was 65-59 in his favour.

Although the Elephants team excelled in the fourth period with a score of 16-13, this did not affect the final result of the match that the Carthage Eagles won in their favour.

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