At the FIBA World Cup finale, the D'Tigers of Nigeria lost to the Lions of Senegal 84-63.
The long awaited rivalry was expected to be tense, hot and competitive. At the end, a winner must emerge.
This defeat pushed Senegal to the World Cup proper, that would be held later this year in China.
Meanwhile, following the loss, Nigerian fans had mixed feelings, despite the fact that the country was the first in Africa to qualify.
Ike Iroegbu was at top form today, securing 28 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists.
Captain Ike Diogu hit 10 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 block.
After all said and done, we congratulate both teams for qualifying for the world cup.
Preparations would be geared towards that.
Kudos to coach Alex Nwora, the coaching crew and his boys. More to come and more grounds to break.