Nigerians take on Ivory Coast in a game that holds a lot of importance. The winner makes it to the Last Eight while the losing team will have to compete for the Last Eight Qualification against a third spot team in Group D. More about NGR vs CIV Dream 11 will be given below.
Both teams have been dominating so far in this tournament. Nigeria has been missing all of their key players mostly because of League-based training camps yet their “B Team” has shown the depth that the country has in basketball, winning both of their battles convincingly. Ivory Coast’s campaign has been fuelled by Matt Costello who has been arguably the most dominating offensive player in the tournament and will be a handful for the Nigerian Forwards. Nigeria has superb shooters and attempts more threes than twos while it is the opposite case for Ivory Coast who like to shoot more from inside and mid-range. It is interesting to see how the contrasting approaches will work but if Nigeria goes cold from long range then their chances of winning will dwindle as Ivory Coast has been efficient from the field.
Match Timing: 29 August, @ 06:30 PM
Venue: Kigali Arena
Kigali Arena is the venue of the event, which is in Kigali, Rwanda.
Nigeria| Ivory Coast
Games: 02| 02
Wins: 02| 02
Defeats: 00| 00
Points: 04| 04
+/-: 41| 24
Dream 11 Lineup
PG: M Diabate
SG: J Mordi, G Edi
SF: V Fofana, S Domingo(PP), D Utomi
PF: M Costello(SP)
C: E Omogbo
Uzodinma Utomi(last match stats)
Matt Costello(last match stats)
*stats from the last game*
1. Matt Costello
Matt has been unstoppable so far in the tournament as he has used his wide frame to finish in traffic and generate combo offensive post moves. His manner of scoring has allowed him to shoot 59.4% as he nailed 11/13 shots from inside the 3-pt line versus Mali. Costell is a double-double machine and favorite as the candidate for Super-Player in the Dream11 Fantasy basketball scenario.
2. Uzodinma Utomi
Utomi is a high-quality jump-shooter and has displayed his abilities in full swing. He has nailed 10/22 three-point shots indicating his incredible rhythm from beyond the arc in a team laden with shooters.
3. Souleyman Diabate
Diabate is a Point Guard with high intelligence, terrific handles, and top-tier court vision. He is at the top in terms of APG in the tournament and has utilized the inside players for easy set-ups as he has dished 15 assists so far. Diabate is a handy scorer and shot 5/6 from the field against Mali.
4. Stephen George Domingo
Stephen is a volume shooter from beyond the arc but he is also well-adept at passing the ball and fight at the rebounding end. He had an off-shooting game against Kenya, going for a paltry 1/11 from beyond the arc.
5. Vafessa Fofana
Fofana is a veteran of the game and a versatile forward. He has both driving and shooting abilities while he can also get on boards and dish some assists over the course of a game.
6. Jeremiah Mordi
7. Guy Landry Edi
8. Benjamin Emelogu
9. Stephane Konate
10. Ikenna Ndugba
BENCH: Omotoya Jordan Ogundiran, Jeremiah Mordi, Victor Anthony Koko, Ikechukwu Benjamin, Ibe Abuchi Agu, Tarekeyi Andrew Edogi, Celestine Joseph Uwafor.
Nigeria Squad: Victor Anthony Koko, Ikechukwu Benjamin, Emmanuel Omogbo, Stephen George Domingo, Victor Anthony Koko, Omotoya Jordan Ogundiran, Benjamin Anyahukeya Emelogu, Uzodinma Utomi, Ikenna Ndugba, Jeremiah Mordi, Tarekeyi Andrew Edogi, Celestine Joseph Uwafor.
BENCH: Bryan Pamba, Jean-Francois Kebe, Nisre Mimi Zouzoua, Vafessa Fofana, Jacques Willy Kouassi, Lionel Kouadai, Bali Coulibaly.
Ivory Coast Squad: Vafessa Fofana, Jean-Francois Kebe, Stephane Konate, Bali Coulibaly, Jacques Willy Kouassi, Bryan Pamba, Souleyman Diabate, Nisre Mimi Zouzoua, Guy Landry Edi, Lionel Kouadai, Cedric Bah, Matt Castello.
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