The Tigers hope to open their 2023 FIBA ​​World Cup qualifying campaign. Cape Verde’s rising African basketball giants face Pavilhao Multiosos Aquasias Rubras in Angola on Friday.

Nigeria are expected to face Cape Verde Mali and Uganda in Group A, but will only play two games following Uganda’s exit from the tournament due to lack of funds.

When D ‘Tiger returned to the field with veteran captains Ike Diogu and Ben Uzoh, former DG Tigers NBA player Julius Nwosu will be in charge of the team and will be committed to the NBA side, the Golden State Warriors in the absence of Mike Brown.


This is Nigeria’s first basketball game since she finished 12th in the Afrobaskett of Rwanda in 2021, the worst performance of the tournament.

With Cape Verde’s impressive performance in the 2021 Afrobasket, the race is said to be a tough one for Nigeria.

The island nation finished fourth in the final of the Afrobasket Championship in Senegal.

Nigeria, who are taking part in the 2019 FIBA ​​World Cup in China, are looking forward to a positive start to the qualifiers.

The team is ranked No. 1 among the eight teams participating in the survey.

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