D’Tigers Maul Central Afrique to Qualify for FIBA World Cup

Nigeria’s D’Tigers became the first team to officially qualify for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China after they defeated Central Afrique 114-69 in Saturday’s Group F Africa qualifiers.

It was the eighth straight win for D’Tigers in the qualifiers and the 11th consecutive win over Central Afrique as the Alex Nwora-led side dominated won all four quarters 25-20, 26-19, 37-21 and 26-9.

While Ikenna Iroegbo scored 18 points in the encounter, Portland Trail Blazers’ guard, Al-Farouq Aminu was the team’s most effective player on the night, scoring 12 points, eight rebound, five assists and three steals.

Stan Okoye scored 11 points and five rebounds and four steals while Alade Aminu also posted 11 points.

D’Tigers will next take on Senegal in their final qualifying game in the second round window on Sunday.

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