FIBA W’Cup qualifiers: D'Tigers lose 70-67 to Angola

By Chigozie Anueyiagu, The Nigerian Voice Sports

Nigeria's senior men's national team known as D'Tigers suffered a 70-67 loss to Angola in a 2023 FIBA World Cup qualifier played on Sunday, August 28, 2022. Nigeria were defeted by Ivory coast on Friday, bounced back against Guniea yesterday and gave in to Angola. It will take a miracle for Nigeria to qualify for the World Cup after a 70-67 loss to Angola.

Against Angola D'Tigers did not start well as they lost the first quarter 18-16 but bounced back to take the second quarter 13-9.

It was in the third quarter Angola revealed their quality with impressive interceptions, steals, and deflections to a 23-16 scoreline.

Nigeria made poor decisions severally bringing the ball out from the back. They put up a huge performance to take the fourth quarter 22-20 but Angola held on to the lead and claimed the victory.

D'Tigers now have a huge challenge of winning all three group games left with the hope other results go their way to book a ticket to the 2023 FIBA World Cup