The Group C Battle between Kenya and Nigeria is one of the most important encounters as Kenya can be in dire straits if they lose and Nigeria will be set to advance for the next round. More about KEN vs NGR Dream 11 will be given below.
Even if Nigeria is missing all their key players, their depth was at full display versus Mali as clicked on an impressive 18 of the 45 three-pointers, going at 40%. The team also saw significant contributions from debutants, especially Ben Emelogu who lit it up from beyond the arc. On the other hand, Kenya played some sub-par defense in their previous match-up and even though they shot decently at 42%, they couldn’t click on many threes, going 22% from the distance. The Nigerians may have an advantage in this match-up and it will be interesting to see how Kenya is going to respond here.
Match Timing: 27 August, @ 06:30 PM
Venue: Kigali Arena
Kigali Arena is the venue of the event, which is in Kigali, Rwanda.
Games: 01| 01
Wins: 00| 01
Defeats: 01| 00
Dream 11 Lineup
PG: I Ndubga, S Khaemba
SG: B Emelogu, T Ongwae(SP)
SF: S Domingo(PP)
PF: T A Edogi
C: E Omogbo, D Owili
Ben Emelogu(last match stats)
*stats from the last game*
1. Tylor Ongwae
Tylor can be a scoring threat as he looks for high-quality looks from inside and beyond. He was the most effective player against Cote d’Ivoire as he shot 10/19. Ongwae is a candidate as the Super-Player in the Dream11 Fantasy basketball scenario.
2. Ben Emelogu
Ben was feeling his shot in the last game and poured down some long-distance, going at 6/10. He didn’t look like a debutant for the team and amalgamated pretty well with the lineup chipping in with rebounds and assists as well.
3. Tom Bush Wamukota
Tom can be an effective inside player while also gobbling up rebounds at a high clip. Wamukota needs to be more sturdy on the offensive end for his team to have a chance.
4. Stephen George Domingo
Stephen is a three-point machine and he nailed four of his twelve attempts in the last game. Stephen can also play defense and be a great rebounder.
5. Ikenna Ndugba
Ikenna landed some pretty dimes as the shooters around him benefitted from his unselfish play. Ndugba also buried two out of their three-pointers.
06. Okall Koranga
07. Tarakeyi Andrew Edogi
08. Erick Rueben Mutoro
09. Uzodinma Utomi
10. Albert Odero
BENCH: Griffin Ligare, Victor Maisiba Bosire, Fidel Okoth, Ronald Gombe, Albert Odero, Erick Rueben Mutoro, Okall Koranga.
Kenya Squad: Griffin Ligare, Eric Rueben Mutoro, Ronald Gambe, Tom Wamukota, Desmond Owili, Situma Khaemba, Victor Maisiba Bosire, Fidel Okoth, Tylor Ongwae, Albert Odero, Valentina Onyango Nyakinda, Okall Koranga.
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BENCH: Omotoya Jordan Ogundiran, Ikechukwu Benjamin, Victor Anthony Koko, Ibe Abuchi Agu, Jeremiah Mordi, Tarekeyi Andrew Edogi, Celestine Joseph Uwafor.
Nigeria Squad: Victor Anthony Koko, Ikechukwu Benjamin, Emmanuel Omogbo, Stephen George Domingo, Ibe Abuchi Agu, Victor Anthony Koko, Omotoya Jordan Ogundiran, Ben Emelogu, Uzodinma Utomi, Ikenna Ndugba, Jeremiah Mordi, Tarekeyi Andrew Edogi, Celestine Joseph Uwafor.
Catch the live stream on FIBA’s official Youtube basketball channel and follow the score on fiba.basketball
No Indian TV channel shows the game but the replay and live stream can be seen on Youtube.