Nigeria made it back to back victories at the final window of the 2023 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers in Luanda, Angola following a 62-59 win over Guinea on Saturday.

The D’Tigers survived to win a tight game down the stretch after a shaky start against Guinea.

They got back late in the opening quarter and trailed by four points at the end of the first half 31-35.

Third quarter was a bit challenging as the D’Tigers struggled on the offensive end which resulted to a 6 minutes scoreless run (39-48).

The remaining 60 seconds of the game was very tensed with both teams on 58-58. They both had their moments on the free throw line but it was Victor Ezeh’s clutch throws and a dunk by Michael Daramola that sealed it for Nigeria.

With a nine point deficit heading into the fourth quarter, the D’Tigers rallied back to tie the game 52-52 in the last 6 minutes of the game.

Daramola had 16 points and made 7/10 from the free throw line while Ezeh added 16, two 3-pointers and made 4 of 5 from the line.

Nigeria will next face Angola in their last game of the qualifiers on Sunday.

A win on Sunday will boost their hopes of qualification to the 2023 FIBA World Cup.