FIBA World Cup qualifier: Nigeria’s D’Tigers whitewash Uganda, move to next round

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Nigeria’s ’Tigers were too strong for Uganda, dominating all the four quarters to win 95-69 and progressed to the second round of the 2023 FIBA World qualifier.

Ike Diogu once again led the team to victory with great performance with the highest points scored 22 and 5/6 from 3 point range.

The Ugandans fought hard in the second quarter but it was not enough as they lost again 28-19.

The third quarter was closer, with Nigeria winning 8-14 before continuing their domination in the fourth with a four-point quarter lead.

Earlier this year, D’Tigers ended their 2021 FIBA AfroBasket campaign on a sour note with a 68-80 loss to lowly-rated Uganda in Kigali. Uganda finished the group phase as third-placed team while the Nigerian side simply failed to come to the party.

This term, Julius Nwosu men having lost the first group game of the 2023 FIBA World Cup qualifier to Cape Verde (71-79), defeated Mali with slim win (72-70) before thrashing Uganda 95-69 to record the second straight win to qualify for the second round of the competition.