The Nigeria Basketball Federation say 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 its qualification race in November.
while D’Tigers have been tipped as one of the qualifiers’ favorites, the NBBF
was however not going to leave anything to chance as they are focusing on early
The federation spokesman said the qualifiers’
final phase would hold between Feb. 15 and Feb. 23, 2021 with all of the
qualified 20 countries divided into five groups.