The African qualifiers for the 2022 FIBA World Cup in Australia kicked off on Friday in Benguela, Angola and the African champions, D’Tigers of Nigeria lost 79-71 to their Cape Verde opponents in their opening game.
The Nigerian team won the first and third quarters but the Cape Verde team dominated the fourth and won it 28-16 to hand the Nigerians the loss.
Nigerians will play Mali on Saturday and Uganda on Sunday, in what has become must-win matches if they are to qualify for the next round.
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