The Nigeria Basketball Federation complimented the D'Tigers on a solid start to their 2022 FIBA World Cup campaign, which included two wins in three games.
The squad stands comfortably atop group A with 5 points from a possible 6 and a superior point differential ahead of the next round of games on June 27th, 2022.

Despite the strange circumstances surrounding the federation's election and FIBA's stance on Nigeria's participation in the qualifiers, NBBF President Engr Musa Kida lauded the team's performance as impressive.

"It's great to get off to a winning start in such important qualifiers, which bodes well for our chances of making the World Cup." For the sake of Nigeria and Nigerians, we had to put our administrative issues aside."

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"We feel elated and justified that our decision to allow FIBA to register the team, allowing them to compete, paid off in the end, as we join hands with all stakeholders to continue growing the game in Nigeria."

Nigeria is in a group with Mali, Cape Verde, and Uganda for the available five seats in the FIBA Basketball World Cup in 2023.

The top three teams from each group will advance to the African Qualifiers Second Round, where they will join three other teams to form two six-team groups, with preliminary round results carried over.

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