October 5, 2018

FIBA Congratulates Nigeria Basketball Federation

World basketball governing body FIBA has sent a congratulatory message to the Nigeria Basketball Federation for being the first African team to qualify for the 2019 FIBA Men’s World Cup in China.

D’Tigers, captained by Ike Diogu, qualified for the World Cup with two more qualifying windows to spare. They defeated Senegal, Central Africa Republic and Ivory Coast in the fourth window in Lagos in September to top Group F with maximum 18 points and book a place in China.