The Rwandans dominated the Nigerians from start to finish as both teams played their second match
Eight countries divided into two preliminary pools will slug it out in Nigeria from September 12 to 20, 2018.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that D’Tigers defeated the national teams from Rwanda, Uganda and Mali in the just-concluded FIBA 2019 World Cup Qualifiers which held in Lagos from June 29 to July 1.
Having thrashed Uganda and Rwanda in their previous games, the Nigerian side consolidated her lead in the series by winning the first and second quarters by 22-15 and 25-10 points
In the first quarter, the Alex Nwora-led side led by 30-21 points, just as the African champions extended the lead by 21-14 before the break
Nwora told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the team had the depth and quality to win all matches and called for home support for the team.
Nigeria’s D’Tigers who were victorious in the first round played in Mali in 2017, look set to do justice to this year’s round which will hold from June 29 to July 1.
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