Nigeria’s D’Tigers have certified for the FIBA Afrobasket 2021 Championship.
They defeated South Sudan 75-70pts on Tuesday in Monsatir, Tunisia.
The primary workforce in Africa averted a final minute scare.
Again to again treys from Obi Emegano stretched D’Tigers result in 5 after South Sudanese opened a one hole lead within the dying minutes.
The Mfon Udofia led facet scored 18-9, 20-21, 19-18, 18-21 after 4 quarters.
Ike Iroegbu was the best scorer for Nigeria with 16pts, 5 assists and seven rebounds. Emegano contributed 15pts, 3 assists and a couple of rebounds.
Chima Moneke scored 8pts, whereas Amanze Egekeze had 5pts. The latter left the sport with a proper knee harm.
On Thursday, Nigeria will play in opposition to Rwanda, the 2021 Afrobasket host nation.
The event will probably be held from August 24 to September 5, 2021. The date was adjusted because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The lads’s basketball continental championship is performed biennially.