The Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF says D’Tigers would compete in Qualification Group-D alongside Mali, Rwanda and Algeria for a place in the 2021 FIBA Afro-basket Championship.

The federation’s Media Officer, Afolabi Oni in a statement said the team which narrowly lost the title in 2017 to co-hosts Tunisia would start their qualification campaign in November.

He noted that “D’Tigers, who are 2020 Olympic Games-bound, will start the qualification campaign between November 23rd and December 1st.

Oni said the teams will play the two tournaments format during the three international windows for a place in the 2021 Afrobasket Championship.

He also explained that D’Tigers are tipped as one of the favorites during the qualifiers, the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF said it will not leave anything to chance as they are focused on commencing an early preparation.