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31 Jul
Nigeria’s D’Tigers are out of the basketball event of the Olympic Games after losing to Italy 80-71 on Saturday in Saitama. It was the third loss in a row for the African champions, following earlier defeats to Australia and Germany. Chimezie Metu scored 22 points and Jordan Nwora added 20 for Nigeria. Jahlil Okafor scored…
29 Jul
Nigeria’s D’Tigress will return to the Saitama Super Arena on Friday to take on France in a game both sides will be hoping to finish on a victorious note and securing their first win of the Tokyo Olympic Games after losing their respective tournament openers on Tuesday. France lost 74-70 to Japan on Tuesday in…
28 Jul
Nigeria’s D’Tigers lost for the second time in a row in the Olympic men’s basketball tournament, going down to Germany 99-92 following a fourth-quarter collapse that made fruitless...
27 Jul
...As sports minister discloses plan to build 109 basketball courts across Nigeria Ahead of Wednesday’s Olympic Games men’s basketball matchup between Nigeria’s D’Tigers and Germany, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has thanked the African champions for doing Nigeria proud and starting a silent revolution in the country’s basketball development. Dare, who expressed…
25 Jul
Nigeria’s national men’s basketball team, D'Tigers, didn’t make the best of starts at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, as they lost to Australia's Boomers, but the gulf between both sides wasn’t as wide as was the case when both sides met in Las Vegas. On that occasion in Las Vegas on July 13, D’Tigers lost by…
24 Jul
Nigeria’s men’s national basketball team, D’Tigers, will on Sunday morning, at the Saitama Super Arena, begin their quest for Olympic honours with their sights set on avenging their earlier defeat to the Australians. The Group B game against the Aussies, which gets underway at 9:20 AM Nigerian time, comes almost two weeks after both sides…
11 Jul
Nigeria's Youth and Sports Development Minister, Sunday Dare, has hailed the country's men's basketball team, D'Tigers, for pulling off one of the biggest upsets in the history of the sport following their victory over the world's top-ranked team, the USA, in a pre-Tokyo Olympics opener. “Every single player showed up for the game and collectively…
14 Nov 2019
As Nigerians eagerly anticipate the commencement of the FIBA Africa pre-Olympic qualifiers, head coach of senior women national team, Otis Hughley says the team is fully focused on the task ahead.

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