D’Tigers to compete in Qualification Group D for FIBA Afrobasket Championship


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.

Oni said 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 preparation. 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.