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D’Tigers to face Cameroon in AfroBasket quarterfinals

D'Tigers to face Cameroon in AfroBasket quarterfinals

The Nigerian senior men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, will renew their rivalry with their Cameroonian counterparts at the quarterfinals of the 2017 FIBA Men’s AfroBasket Championship.

Nigeria made it to the last-8 after finishing top of the group A with 5 points, having won their first two games against Cote d’Ivoire and Mali and losing to Congo DR.

The Congolese – who are making their first FIBA AfroBasket in a decade – beat Nigeria 83-77 after leading by as many as ten points.

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As they continue in the race to defend the title they won in 2015, D’Tigers will now face Cameroon, who finished second behind hosts Tunisia in Group C, on Thursday.

The other quarter-final ties are between Tunisia and DR Congo, Senegal and Angola; Egypt and Morocco.

If Nigeria beat Cameroon, they will go on to face the winners of the Senegal-Angola tie in the last four.

 

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