February, 25 2023.
Nigeria will in addition to consolidating on the team performances that earned her Friday's morale boosting victory over Côte d'Ivoire; try cutting out the mistakes made in Game 1 of the Combined 6th Window of the 2023 FIBA Men's World Cup Qualifying series, when playing against Guinea on Saturday.
Head Coach of the D'Tigers, Ogoh Odaudu stated this, while filing questions at the post match press conference, in Luanda.
Nigeria shocked Côte d'Ivoire 72-63 in Game 1 and Coach Odaudu called the victory a "miracle", considering the very high turn overs (25), the relatively inexperienced D'Tigers players gave to the Ivorians, whose 6-0 unbeaten run in the qualifiers, was halted by a determined under-strenght D'Tigers team comprising of 11 players in the domestic league, and one unattached player based in the US.
Results of Other Day-1 Games in Group E
Cape Verde 78-70 Guinea
Uganda 49-82 Angola
Victory for Nigeria over Guinea on Saturday, will further reinforce the belief that D'Tigers can make their faint hopes of qualifying for the 2023 FIBA world cup in Asia, a reality by also inflicting an unlikely defeat on hosts of the qualifiers, Angola, on Sunday.