D’Tigers lose 79-71 to Cape Verde in World Cup qualifier.

Written by on November 26, 2021

Nigeria’s senior men’s basketball team known as D’Tigers’ suffered a 79-71 loss to Cape Verde on Friday in the team’s first group game in the qualification series for the 2023 FIBA World Cup.

The game against Cape Verde took place in Benguela. D’Tigers took the first quarter 20-18.

Cape Verde bounced back to take the second quarter 16-15 but D’Tigers went to the halftime break ahead.

D’Tigers bounced back to take the third quarter 20-17 to increase their lead. However, it was in the fourth quarter that Cape Verde took control with a 28-16 run to seal the win.

Ben Uzoh was the star of D’Tigers almost recording a triple-double in this fixture where he recorded 11 points, eight rebounds, and 11 assists. Other key contributors include Keith Omoerah with 13 points, Tarekeyi Andrew Edogi with 10 points, and Ike Diogu also adding 13 points.

D’Tigers continue their qualification campaign for the FIBA 2023 World Cup when they take on Mali in their second group stage fixture scheduled for Saturday, November 27, 2021.

Seun Fakorede

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