Gold Coast 2018: Nigeria Continue Woeful Basketball Campaign With 97-55 Defeat To Australia

By Godwin Aikigbe

Nigeria earlier today lost their third game in Man’s basket ball event of 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, falling 97-55 to Australia in  a Men Preliminary Round Pool A game at Cairns Convention Centre.

Like earlier outings, the team failed to win a single quarter, as the capitulated 23-17, 25-10, 28-14, 21-14 against the host country.

The African giants had a miserable start to their campaign, losing the first game 110-65 to New Zealand and bowed 82-67 to Canada in the second.

They will on Tuesday play Scotland in the Men Qualifying Final.

NIGERIA SQUAD

Uchenna Iroegbu

God’sgift Achiuwa

Azuoma Dike

Musa Usman

Ikechukwu Diogu

Eli Dung

Abdulwahab Yakubu

Abdul Yahaya

Yakubu Istifanus

Olalekan Olatunji

Prince Orizu

Coach: Abdulrahman Mohammed

Assistant Coach:Aderemi Adewunmi