he Nigerian national female basketball team, D’Tigress, have been drawn alongside world number one U.S, European powerhouse France and hosts Japan in their event’s Group B at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
With a developing rivalry between USA and D’Tigress recently, basketball aficionados are salivating over the matchup that promises premium excitement.
The last meeting although ended in a slim 76-71 points in favor of the world number one despite Nigeria leading for the better part of the game, many described it as a more improved showing against the team they had earlier lost to 71-40 at the quarter finals of the 2018 World Cup.
The pairings were made at the official draw of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Basketball Tournaments for both the women’s and men’s competitions, held at FIBA headquarters.
For the men, D’Tigers, they have been drawn in Group B against Australia and winners of the Olympics Qualifying Tournaments (OQTs) to be held in Croatia and Serbia.
The wait for the last two opponents for D’Tigers will be over when the OQTs come to an end on July 24.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 2020 Olympic Games will hold from July 23 to Aug. 8.