Though it was anything but convincing, the Nigeria senior men’s basketball team, D’Tigers got their Afrobasket 2017 campaign off to a wining start on Friday; beating Cote d’Ivoire 78-77.

D’Tigers won the first two quarters  17 -11 and 25-22 but the Ivorians closed in when they took the third quarter 11-17.

Going into the last quarter, D’Tigers were holding on to 53 -50 points lead and even though they lost the fourth quarter 27-25, the Nigerian men had the last laugh as the game ended 78-77.

Captain Ike Diogu led by example as he was the top performer for D’Tigers as he registered 31 point for the team to help them to the win.

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