TRIPOLI (Afrobasket 2009) - Tunisia gained the third African spot for the FIBA World Championship in Turkey in the bronce medal game of Afrobasket in Tripoli, Libya.
The Tunisians secured a 83-68 triumph against Cameroon, the surprise silver medal winners from two years ago in Angola.
The North Africans will have their first appearance at a FIBA World Championship at are all excited about their success.
“This is the biggest success for Tunisian basketball”, said Coach Adel Tlatli after the game. “We do not know what to expect in Turkey, but we will do our best to present our country and the whole African continent.”
The Tunisians were controlling the game all the time and went into halftime with a 40-31 lead. At the end of the third quarter Cameroon was able to pull back to 56-50, but at the end of the fourth quarter Tunisia took control.
Amine Rzig was leading the way for Tunisia with 20 points, and Cyrille Makanda was with 18 points the best scorer for Cameroon.