FIBA has described Nigeria’s early qualification for the 2019 World Cup in China as a Milestone, in a congratulatory message to the NBBF.
D’Tigers punched the ticket for the World Cup going 9-0; with one more qualification round to spare.
FIBA Secretary General, Patrick Baumann said, punching a ticket to the World Cup was not just extraordinary but one that the NBBF should be very proud of as the first country to land in China.
“As we embarked on a new era with the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualifiers, your early successful qualification, well before the end of the qualifications is a testimony to the strength of your team and of basketball in your country.
“Your Federation and its National Team can be proud of having achieved this important milestone and being part of the journey to China.”