D’Tigers of Nigeria have landed in Rwanda ahead of the Afrobasket Championship which kick-starts on Tuesday.

With a day left to the start, Nigeria settle in time before first game against Mali.

After enduring a difficult time at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, D’Tigers switch attention to the Afrobasket, a competition they won in 2015 and finished as runners-up in 2017. However hopes of Nigeria clinching the chip in Kigali, Rwanda has lessened since the final 12-man roster was released last week Thursday.

Fans of Nigeria basketball have expressed their dissatisfaction to the roster released by the coach, as it is a complete departure from the team that were at the Tokyo Olympics. None of the players invited for the Afrobasket made the Olympics roster.

The journey to win a second Afrobasket gold medal begins on Tuesday, with Nigeria facing Mali in the first game