Power forward Ben Romdhane netted eight points and ten rebounds as Tunisia won the 2021 FIBA AfroBasket title after beating Cote d’Ivoire 78-75 on Sunday at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda.
The Tunisian Makram Ben Romdhane who has been named the FIBA AfroBasket 2021 Most Valuable Player after sparking his country to their third continental title, recently joined Portuguese giants SL Benfica from Tunisian side US Monastir, was vital to his national team throughout the tournament.
Recall that the 32-year-old was picked to the FIBA AfroBasket All-Star team for the second time since the 2015 edition of the tournament when he helped his country to the Third-Place finish.
The 2.05m (6f 9in) power forward averaged 12 points, and a team-high 7.6 rebounds per game.
It was the Tunisians’ third AfroBasket title, having claimed the trophy in 2011 in Madagascar, and the 2017 edition of the tournament at home.
With the win, Tunisia became the first team to win back-to-back AfroBasket titles since Angola in 2009.
Asides from Ben Romdhane’s eight points and 10 rebounds and Salah Mejri’s 22 points and six rebounds for Tunisia, Omar Abada finished with 10 points, while Michael Roll contributed 18 points and nine assists.