Tunisia are the FIBA AfroBasket 2021 Champions
KIGALI (Rwanda) - Tunisia beat Cote d'Ivoire 78-75 on Sunday in the Final of the FIBA AfroBasket 2021 in Kigali, Rwanda to win claim their third title in history of the tournament.
Salah Mejri propelled Tunisia with 22 points and six rebounds; Michael Roll added 18 points and nine assists, and the Omar Abada, the other Tunisian to score in double digits, contributed 10 points in the winning cause.
Meanwhile, Souleyman Diabate led Cote d'Ivoire with 20 points - including 16 from behind the arc.
It was Cote d'Ivoire's first Second-Place finish in AfroBasket since they finished runners-up in 2009 in Tripoli, Libya, in a tournament that ensured the Ivorians a ticket to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2010 in Turkey.
Makram Ben Romdhane was named the FIBA AfroBasket 2021 MVP.
He headlined the All-Tournament team alongside Matthew Costello (Cote d'Ivoire), Omar Abada (Tunisia), Walter Tavares (Cape Verde) and Gorgui Dieng (Senegal).
After 35 games played over the course of twelve days, the Tunisians finished with a 6-0 to become the only undefeated team in the tournament.
Runners-up Cote d'Ivoire, who sought their first AfroBasket title since 1985, finished with a 5-1 record.
Senegal, who beat Cape Verde 86-73 in the Third-Place Game on Sunday, finished with 5-1 mark while the team from the Cape Verde archipelago recorded three wins out of six games.