D’Tigers End FIBA African Qualifiers With Thumping Win Over Mali

Nigeria’s senior male basketball team, D’Tigers ended the second leg, first round of the 2019 FIBA World Cup African qualifiers with a one-sided victory over Mali at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium in Lagos.

D’Tigers thrashed Mali 93-53 in their final game in Group B to extend the record to 6-0 in the qualifiers.

19-year-old Jordan Nwora was the star of the show as he weighed in with a record 36 points, which is the most scored by a Nigerian at a major tournament.

He broke the record of team captain Ike Diogu (31 points on two occasions).

The Alex Nwora-led side had already sealed a spot in the 12-team second round on Friday night following the big-margin win over Uganda.

The second round of the FIBA African qualifiers starts in September.