D’Tigers Get France, Germany, Italy in Tough Draw

D’Tigers Get France, Germany, Italy in Tough Draw
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D’Tigers Get France, Germany, Italy in Tough Draw

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Nigeria’s senior men’s 3×3 national basketball team has been grouped alongside France, Germany and Italy in Group A for a place in the 2019 FIBA 3×3 World Cup.

The men’s team currently ranked 76th in the world and 10th in Africa failed to secure an automatic qualification after falling short of the FIBA Africa Cup title in Benin Republic. They face the 3×3 super powers in San Juan, Puerto Rico between May 4th and 5th.

Despite being the underdogs in the group, the team will hope to defeat world number 25, Germany and Italy ranked 17th on the global ranking table if they are to stand a chance of qualifying for the World Cup.

The FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup 2017 winners will have their hands full when they come up against FIBA 3×3 World Cup 2016 bronze medalists France.

Team captain and Rivers Hoopers Basketball club new recruit, Abdul Yahaya believes the team stands a chance of qualifying for the World Cup.

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