Nigeria’s senior men’s basketball team, D’ Tigers became the first team to qualify for the next round of the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket Championships, after defeating Rwanda 64-51.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that D’ Tigers were outstanding in their performance as they came from losing the first quarter, 14-22 to dominate the rest of the three quarters.

Nigeria’s senior men’s basketball team, D’ Tigers

The team recorded 16-9, 14-10 and 20-10 to record their second straight win after defeating South Sudan, 75-70 in their opening game.

Nigeria’s best performers of the day were Keith Omoerah with 13 points and 6 rebounds, Ike Ireogbu with nine points, seven rebounds and one assist.

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Abdulmalik Abu also contributed nine points and three rebounds.

Nigeria faces Mali on Feb. 19 as their final group game to decide the group leaders of group D.

Mfon Udofia-led team would be mentally alert to the tactics of the Malians, as they remained the toughest opposition for the D’ Tigers.

(NAN)

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