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FIBA Afrobasket C/ship: D’Tigers to battle Mali, Rwanda, Algeria

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) said that D’Tigers would compete in Qualification Group D alongside Mali, Rwanda and Algeria for a place in the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket Championship.

The federation’s Media Officer, Afolabi Oni, disclosed in a statement that the team which narrowly lost the title in 2017 to co-hosts Tunisia would start their qualification campaign in November. “D’Tigers, who are 2020 Olympic Games-bound, will start the qualification campaign between Nov. 23 and Dec. 1 at venues yet to be determined by FIBA Africa,’’ he said. “The teams will play the two tournaments format during the three international windows for a place in the 2021 Afrobasket Championship,’’ he said.

“The top three teams from each group will automatically qualify for the FIBA AfroBasket 2021 to be held in Rwanda,’’ he said. Although, D’Tigers are tipped as one of the favorites during the qualifiers, the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) said it will not leave anything to chance as they are focused on commencing an early preparation.

The teams will play two tournaments format during the three international windows for a place in 2021 Afrobasket Championship.

The final phase of qualifiers will be played between 15th and 23rd of February, 2021 by all the 20 countries divided into five groups. The top three teams from each group will automatically qualify for the FIBA AfroBasket 2021 to be held in Rwanda.

 

 

About Ayeni Wale

Olawale Ayeni, is a Media and Communication Arts, Masters in view fellow, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja respectively, has been in journalism right from his school days. He was a sports broadcaster with Osun state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC). He was Sports Editor, Daily Stream Newspaper before joining Leadership Newspaper as Sports Correspondent. A lover of grassroots sports development and golf. A strong support of Arsenal FC.

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