The Nigeria national men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, are back to successful methods after falling to Cote d’Ivoire within the opening fixture of window 4 of the FIBA Basketball World Cup African Qualifiers.
D’Tigers on Saturday roared to an 89-70 victory over Guinea to place their qualification quest for the World Cup back on observe
After racing to a 24-15 factors lead within the first quarter, D’Tigers have been held by the Guineans to a 20-20 rating within the second quarter.
Nevertheless, the third quarter proved decisive for the D’Tigers as they blew their opponents away 32-15 to ascertain a stable lead going into the final quarter.
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Coach Mfon Udoh’s males took their legs off the pedal within the final quarter because the Guineans completed sturdy 20-13 within the fourth quarter.
The late rally by the Guineans wasn’t sufficient to disclaim D’Tigers victory because the Nigerian males held off to their 89-70 forward of Sunday’s crunch conflict in opposition to Angola.
D’Tigers hope to select one of many 5 tickets put aside for African groups on the 2023 world cup happening from 25 August to 10 September in Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
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