Preview of 2021 Afrobasket qualifiers – Nigeria adopts Rwanda

The D’Tigers hope to secure a 3rd victory over Rwanda this coming Saturday.

Nigeria’s national men’s basketball team, The Tigers, is Saturday night against host Rwanda and is chasing a second consecutive victory. While Nigeria beat South Sudan by 20 points on Thursday, Rwanda lost by six points to Mali.

The D’Tigers hope to secure a third consecutive victory over Rwanda at the FIBA ​​AfroBasket qualifier in Kigali. Nigeria faced Rwanda twice at the 2018 FIBA ​​World Cup qualifiers in 2018, beating them twice and achieving three-figure victories in both of those victories. 111-70 and 108 – 53.

PREMIUM TIME discussed the match with Femi Adefeso, who explained what he saw last Thursday and what he expects Mike Brown to adjust on Saturday.

“Mike Brown, the coach, will hope that the boys can repeat the dominant performance against the host who lost their first match against Mali by six points on Thursday,” said Adefeso.

The D’Tigers had to hold off a back-to-back fight from South Sudan in the third quarter, which could reduce a double-digit lead to eight points, before being held to just seven points in the fourth quarter, giving a standout victory of 20 points. for the Nigerians.

“Brown will want to help his team on Saturday to trump the accuracy of 40% of the three-point line. The three-pointers and quick break points were a huge advantage for the Nigerians in their victory over South Sudan, and will probably be relying on the same as they play against Rwanda who need a victory to stay in the fight. ‘

Nigeria’s last match will be on Sunday against Mali.


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