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D’Tigers Lose To Cape Verde Once more In 2023 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers



Nigeria’s D’Tigers misplaced to Cape Verde 79-70 in, Group A primary spherical of the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualification in Rwanda on Friday.

It’s the continuation of the primary spherical qualifiers which began in November 2021.

That is Cape Verde’s second win in opposition to D’Tigers within the qualifying collection.

Of their first assembly in 2021 in Angola, Cape Verde triumphed over D’Tigers 79-71.

And in Friday’s conflict, after profitable the primary quarter 15-14 factors, Cape Verde took cost within the second quarter, 25-11 to move into halftime with a 39-26pts lead.

D’Tigers’ efficiency within the second quarter haunted the crew regardless of a spirited effort within the second half, 21-17, 17-17pts

Ikenna Ndugba and Christian Mekowulu led the scoring for D’Tigers and Uchenna Iroegbu contributed 12 factors. Mekowulu picked 13 rebounds whereas Benjamin Emelogu had 4.

Chimezie Metu posted a double-double efficiency with 10 factors and 10 rebounds which sadly was not sufficient to safe the win for D’Tigers.

After 4 rounds of video games, Cape Verde high Group A on six factors whereas D’Tigers additionally on six factors are second.

In third place is Uganda additionally on six factors and Mali are fourth on 5 factors.

In the meantime, D’Tigers’ sport in opposition to Mali on Saturday hangs within the steadiness after the West Africans failed to point out up for his or her sport with Uganda.

On account of Mali’s failure to make an look, Uganda have been awarded a 20-0 win.

The qualifiers will decide the 5 African groups that may take part on the 2023 FIBA World Cup in Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia from 25 August to 10 September.


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