Nigeria’s males basketball crew have certified for the 2020 Olympics holding in Tokyo.
Nigeria’s D’Tigers performed towards China and received in entrance of a house crowd in Guangzhou, to substantiate their Olympics ticket with an 86-73 win.
With this consequence, Nigeria is now the highest African crew on the ongoing 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
D’Tigers beat African champions Tunisia to the ticket, after yesterday’s essential win. Each groups completed with three wins from 5 video games, however Nigeria obtained the ticket with higher factors distinction.
In response to Punch, Alex Nwora’s aspect overcame a 21-19 opening quarter loss to win 16-10, 25-20 and 26-22 within the remaining quarter. The win was D’Tigers third on the World Cup following defeats to Russia and Argentina.
Josh Okogie who recorded 16 factors, three assists and 5 rebounds was unanimously voted as the person of the match whereas Nnamdi Vincent scored 14 factors, two assists, and one rebound.