Classification Games: D’Tigers down Cote d’Ivoire
By Sampson Adedeji
After crashing out of the medal zone of the ongoing FIBA men’s World Cup in China, Nigeria’s D’Tigers have started their classifications games on a winning note.
BSN reports that Nigeria must navigate around Ivory Coast and China to secure Tokyo 2020 Olympic games qualification ticket.
D’Tigers on Friday defeated Cote d’Ivoire 83-66, and continue dominance over the West Africa neighbour.
D’Tigers started on a strong note dominating the game going into the half time with 63-46 lead.
But Cote d’Ivoire rallied back in the third quarter and closed the gap with D’Tigers until the last quarter when the Nigerians was able to pull through.
Nigeria must secure a win against China to pick the Olympic ticket