2017 Afrobasket finalist, D’Tigers will return home on Monday aboard a Royal Air Maroc flight with the exception of team captain, Ike Diogu who will head for United States of America due to family commitments.
The delegation which will be led by the President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Engineer Musa Kida is expected to arrive the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos at about 3:30am.
The silver medal winning team who were just in camp for about 2 weeks before their title defense, surpassed their pre-tournament expectation by getting to the final. They however lost to host Tunisia 77-65 in Tunis.
Despite losing in the final, Nigeria will take solace on the fact that two members of the team were awarded individual accolades.
Apart from claiming the most valuable player award, Diogu also emerged the tournament’s leading scorer with a total of 132 points with an average of 22 points per game while Ikenna Iroegbu who made his Afrobasket debut for Nigeria was also named in the tournament’s best 5.