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Finally! D’Tigers arrive Tunisia for AfroBasket qualifiers

Finally! D’Tigers arrive Tunisia for AfroBasket qualifiers

D’Tigers have arrived in Tunisia just hours before their opening match against Libya at the FIBA AfroBasket Qualifying Tournament, commencing today.

Previously withdrawn from the Afrobasket qualifiers due to financial constraints, the team hastily regrouped in under 24 hours to journey to Monastir and partake in the qualifiers, following a commitment from Sports Minister John Enoh to reimburse expenses incurred by the basketball federation within three weeks.

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With a mere seven hours for rest and team bonding, they will face North African contenders Libya at 8 pm tonight. Despite the lack of ample training, the team hopes to secure a victory.

Head coach Abdulrahman Mohammed has unveiled a 12-man roster, featuring six home-based and six foreign-based players. Notably absent are any of the stars who represented Nigeria at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

According to the qualifying tournament Power Ranking, Nigeria is 7th behind Egypt, Cote d’Ivoire, Cape Verde, Tunisia, Angola, and Uganda. Libya is bottom of the ranking.

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