November 29, 2022

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Nigeria’s D’Tigers collapse to Angola defeat, slender FIBA World Cup qualifier possibilities

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The probabilities of Nigeria’s nationwide males’s basketball crew, D’Tigers to qualify for the subsequent FIBA World Cup grew to become slimmer as they misplaced to Angola on Sunday afternoon in group E FIBA World Cup Qualifier encounter.

D’Tigers fell 67-70 to stay in 4th place with 10 factors identical factors with Third positioned crew, Cape Verde.

Coach Mfon Udoh’s males had bounced again from their defeat to Ivory Coast on Friday to file their third win of the continuing FIBA qualifiers towards Guinea 89-70.

The sport noticed an improved efficiency from the D’Tigers as they comfortably registered a victory on the Metropolis Enviornment in Abidjan.

The win additionally boosted the crew’s probabilities of selecting one of many 5 tickets put aside for African groups on the 2023 World Cup going down from August 25 to September 10 in Japan, Indonesia and within the Philippines however Sunday’s defeat to Angola meant Nigeria will battle to qualify for the World Cup.

Ivory Coast lead Group E with a superior 12 factors identical factors with Angola (12) after beating Nigeria on Sunday. Cape Verde occupied third place and Nigeria fourth with 10 factors every.

On the finish of those further six video games per crew on this Second spherical, the 2 prime groups in every group, together with the perfect third-placed crew, will qualify to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.

The qualification course of follows the FIBA Competitors System efficiently used for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019.

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