The Nigeria’s men national Basketball team otherwise known as the D’Tigers started the 2021 FIBA AfroBasketBall Qualifiers on a winning note.
The Nigeria team defeated their South Sudan counterparts by 76-56 points.
The game which was played at the 10,000 capacity Kigali Arena in Kigali Rwanda, on Thursday morning saw D’Tigers winning the first, second and 4th quarter with 22-17, 24-12 and 15-7 respectively.
The team only lost the third quarter to their less fancied South Sudanese by 15-20.
Ike Iroegbu and Caleb Agada led the assault for the Tigers while wek Nyang efforts are not enough to stop the Nigerians going as high as 20 points to show their superiority in the game.
Nigeria will play the host Rwanda on Saturday evening.
Nigeria, South Sudan, Rwanda and Mali are in the same and the top 3 teams will qualify for the 2021 FIBA AfroBasketball in Rwanda.