Basketball: D’Tigers Get 2021 Afrobasket Qualification Date

Nigeria D'Tigers Basketball

Nigeria’s senior men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, will compete in Group D alongside Mali, Rwanda and Algeria for a place in the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket Championship.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games bound squad who narrowly lost the 2017 title to co-host, Tunisia will start the qualification campaign between the 23rd of November and 1st of December, 2020 at venues yet to be determined by FIBA Africa.

Although, D’Tigers are tipped as one of the favorites in the qualifiers, the Nigeria Basketball Federation say nothing will be left to chance as they are focused on commencing an early preparation.

The teams will play two tournaments format during the three international windows for a place in 2021 Afrobasket Championship.

The final phase of qualifiers will be played between 15 and 23 February, 2021 with all twenty participating countries divided into five groups.

The top three teams from each group will automatically qualify for the FIBA.