Afrobasket: D’Tigers Take Cameroon To Court
Nigeria’s D’Tigers will play their Cameroonian counterpart on Thursday in the quarter-final of the ongoing 2017 FIBA Afrobasket competition co-hosted by Tunisia and Senegal.
The game will dunk off at 3:30p.m. local time, which is 4:30p.m. in Nigeria.
Both sides have played three matches in the tournament, winning two and losing one each.
Nigeria won their first 2 matches, beating Cote de’ Ivoire 78-77, and defeating Mali 90-67 before losing to Congo DR 83-77.
Cameroon on the other hand, lost their first game 51-68 to Tunisia but dust off to beat Guinea 96-54, and completed the group matches with an 81-77 win over Rwanda.
D’Tigers, the defending champions, are under pressure to defend their title and to repeat what their women counterpart did in August, when they won the African title in Mali.
Captain Ike Diogu is the top performer of the tournament so far, while teammate Iroegbu has the best assist.
The winner will meet either Senegal of Angola in the semi-final.
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