Nigeria’s men national basketball team, D’Tigers, began their defense of their Afrobasket title with a win over Ivory Coast.

The match ended 78-77, with Ike Diogu leading the way for Nigeria with 31 points and 8 rebounds.

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Ikenna Iroegbu also contributed big with 15 points, 7 assists and 3 steals.

D’Tigers play their second match later today against Mali.