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2019 FIBA World Cup Qualifier: D’Tigers Defeat Central African Republic

of Nigeria have increased the chance of qualifying for the FIBA World Cup, China 2019.

The Coach Alex Nwora-led side on Saturday in Lagos thrashed their counterparts by 114-69 points to consolidate their quest to qualify for the fiesta in China.

Nigeria ended the first and second quarters by 25-20 and 26-19, just as they won the third and fourth quarters by 37-21 and 26-9 respectively.

The lads on Friday opened their World Cup campaign with a 84-73 victory over Cote d’Ivoire.
The D’Tigers will on Sunday keep a date with Senegal at 8pm in one of the epic matches of the series.

The top two teams from groups E and F and the best third-ranked team will secure their tickets for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019.

The first-ever 32-team edition of FIBA’s flagship competition will take place from August 31 to September 15, 2019 in China.



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Farouk Mohammed

Farouk Mohammed is a Head Editor at Okay Nigeria (Okay.ng). He has been publishing for 5 years and focused more on Local/World News on Okay.ng

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