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2018 FIBA 3×3: D’Tigers, D’Tigress Qualify For Quarter-Finals

2018 FIBA 3×3: D’Tigers, D’Tigress  Qualify For Quarter-Finals

By Johnny Edward:
Reigning FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup champions, Nigeria’s D’Tigers have booked a quarter-final ticket at the on-going FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup 2018 in Lome, Togo, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

D’Tigers recorded a 17-16 win over hard fighting Cape Verde in their opening Pool C game on Saturday.

In their second game, D’Tigers were more clinical outscoring Uganda 22-5 in a one-sided affair. Nigeria finished top of Pool C with two wins from two games amassing 39 points.

D’Tigers will face Egypt in the quarter-finals on Sunday while Cote d’ Ivoire will face Togo. Mali will take on Uganda, and Madagascar will battle the Democratic Republic of Congo in the remaining fixture.

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In the women’s category, D’Tigress also booked a place in the quarter-finals after they recorded two wins in Pool B.

D’Tigress pulled a 17-12 win over Benin Republic in their first game before beating Egypt 20-18. They will face Niger in the quarter-finals.

The FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup competition is an opportunity for teams to earn points that will in the long run help with qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics where the event will make a historic debut appearance.

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