D’Tigers have maintained their dominance on the continent with another emphatic 64-51pts win over Rwanda at the ongoing 2021 FIBA Afrobasket qualifiers in Tunisia.
The win which was hard fought came on the heel of a solid defensive display in the second half against a stubborn Rwandan team who led for the better part of the game.
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It was all about Keith Omoerah who led the scorers chart scoring 13pts and 6 rebounds while debutant Abdul-Malik Abu came off the bench to contribute 9pts, 3rebs and 1 steal as D’Tigers reaffirmed its dominance on the continent.
Rwanda who will be hosting the next Afrobasket came out smoking in the first half outscoring Nigeria 22-14, 9-16 to head into half time with a 31-30pts advantage.
D’Tigers turned up the heat and brought their experience to bear in the second half with some impressive defensive and offensive work to neutralize their opponent (14-10, 20-10) and close out the game.
Chima Moneke continued his fairytale run with the team scoring 8pts, 8 rebounds and 4 steals while Ike Iroegbu dropped 9pts and caught 7 rebounds.
With the 2021 Afrobasket ticket already secured, Nigeria sits pretty atop group B and will face Mali on Friday with a win as top priority in its quest to conclude the series unbeaten.