2019 FIBA AFRICA WORLD CUP
- As Nigeria begins chase for 2019 FIBA World Cup ticket in Mali friday
Leading Sports Merchandise giant in Africa, AFA Sports, has released a new team jersey for Nigeriaâ€™s senior male basketball Team, Dâ€™Tigers.
The team will definitely be looking splendid in their brand new kits officially released yesterday in Lagos as they take off for Bamako, Mali for their 2019 FIBA Africa World Cup Qualifiers which will tip off today.
The official apparel is custom designed in Nigeria with breathable micromesh fabric for elite performance in Sub-saharan climate.
While reviewing the designs, music star and Co-owner of the Lagos City Stars, Sound Sultan said, â€œthis is definitely a game changer for the Nigerian team because this unique fabric is adapted for the heat and keeps your body cool while playing.â€
The official apparel can be pre-ordered and customised at all Sports World Shops nationwide.
Nigeria finalised their roster for the first-leg of Group B of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 African Qualifiers in Bamako, Mali by adding two prolific scorers â€“ Ike Diogu and Michael Efevberha.
Diogu, who led Nigeria in scoring at FIBA AfroBasket championships in 2013 and 2017, is set to lead a team that also includes Efevberha, who powered Nigeria’s offense with a team-high 17.4 points per game in the 2009 edition of FIBA Africa’s flagship tournament in Libya.
While this will be Efevberha’s first appearance for Nigeria since 2009, Diogu sparked Dâ€™Tigers to a runners-up finish at the last FIBA AfroBasket 2017 and as a result, he was named the tournament’s MVP.
The first-leg of Group B of the World Cup African Qualifiers will run from February 23-25 in Mali, and Nigeria will face Uganda, hosts Mali and Rwanda.