FIBA World Cup qualifiers: Basketball fans express confidence in D’Tigers



Some basketball fans have applauded the team that would play for the country at the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers, saying they had the pedigree to do well.

The fans who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos said that the team could pick up a ticket to the World Cup from the group that pits Nigeria against, Mali, Uganda and Rwanda.

The nation’s senior national men’s team, D’Tigers, is expected to play against their Ugandan counterparts before playing Rwanda and Mali in the tournament starting on Feb. 23 in Bamako, Mali.

The basketball enthusiasts added that the players selected have the pedigree to do well and qualify Nigeria for the World Cup.

The FIBA Zone 3 President, Col. Sam Ahmedu, said that no team would stop Nigeria from excelling, adding that logistics were on ground to ensure their success all through the qualifying…

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