D’Tigers beat Senegal to qualify for 2019 FIBA World Cup in China

D’Tigers beat Senegal to qualify for 2019 FIBA World Cup in China

Nigeria’s men basketball team (D’Tigers) beat Senegal 89-61 to wrap up their qualification series for the 2019 FIBA Men’s World Cup on Saturday, September 16.

 


The game was a formality as D’Tigers already beat the Central African Republic (CAF) 114-69  to qualify for the world tournament with one game to spare.

 

Despite becoming the first African country through to the FIBA World Cup, D’tigers were aiming to finish their qualification campaign unbeaten at the National Stadium Surulere.

 

The Senegalese tried to get back into the encounter as they won the third quarter 18-17 but were trailing by a massive amount of points.

 

D’Tigers coasted to victory with a 23-12 win in the fourth quarter to finish the series unbeaten.

 

 

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