More bad news drops for Nigeria from the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympics as Nigeria Basketball Team D’Tigers have crashed out of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Basketball event. They lost to Italy 80 to 71 in their final group game on Saturday. This is coming just house after Nigerian Athlete Blessing Okagbere was suspended from sprinting event after she tested positive for doping.
Nigeria Basketball Team D’Tigers Crash Out of Olympics
The result against the Italians means D’Tigers lost all their three group games following earlier defeats to Australia and Germany. Nigeria Basketball Team needed to beat Italy with at least nine points and also hope Australia beats Germany to stand a chance of qualifying for the quarter-finals. But the maths did not play out well as they lost to the Italians.
The Italians took the first quarter 29-22, but D’Tigers fought back to make the scores 40-39 at halftime. D’Tigers led in the 3rd quarter 61 – 64 to rekindle the hope of a comeback but couldn’t hold on to the lead. Nigeria Basketball team ended 4th team in their group winning no game at all. Nigeria is yet to collect any medal in the ongoing Olympics, which is unlike the country. However, we still have some athletes in the field event, and we just hope they get us something at the end.