Uganda beat Nigeria 72-62 in FIBA AfroBasket 2025 qualifiers

FIBA Afro Basket 2025 qualifiers Game two
Uganda 72-62 Nigeria
Third game 
Libya vs Uganda, Sunday, February, 25 (1:00 pm)

Uganda’s National Basketball Team, the Silverbacks Saturday secured a resounding 72-62 victory over Nigeria in a competitive match at the FIBA AfroBasket 2025 Qualifiers in Monastir, Tunisia.

The win marked a significant achievement for the Silverbacks, who had previously suffered a defeat to Cape Verde in the tournament opener.

Robinson Opong emerged as the standout player of the game, delivering an outstanding double-double performance with 39 points and 10 rebounds. 

His remarkable contribution propelled the Silverbacks to their first victory in the qualifiers, showcasing the team’s resilience and determination on the court.

The match unfolded with Uganda taking an early lead, leading 12-7 against Nigeria after the first quarter. 

The Silverbacks continued to dominate, maintaining their advantage at halftime with a score of 29-19. 

Notably, Robinson Opong led the scoring with 10 points, supported by Titus Lual and Adam Seiko contributing 6 and 5 points, respectively.

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As the game progressed, Uganda’s lead expanded further, with the team maintaining a commanding 55-44 advantage over Nigeria after the third quarter. 

Robinson Opong’s exceptional performance shone through, as he delivered a game-high 39 points, including an impressive 8-for-16 shooting from three-point range.

The defeat marked a setback for Nigeria’s national team, the D’Tigers of Nigeria who suffered their second consecutive loss in the qualifiers.

Meanwhile, the Silverbacks celebrated their much-needed victory, setting the stage for their upcoming match against Libya on Sunday.

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The triumph for Uganda underscored the team’s determination and skill, showcasing their potential to make a significant impact in the FIBA AfroBasket 2025 Qualifiers.

With their inspiring performance, the Silverbacks demonstrated their ability to compete at the highest level and seize victory in the pursuit of their basketball aspirations.

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