D’Tigers crash out after third defeat against Italy


Tokyo Olympics: D

Nigeria’s D’Tigers have been eliminated from the Tokyo Olympics after suffering their third consecutive defeat in group B to Italy. 


The game, which was played in the early hours of Saturday, July 31, at the Saitama super arena, finished 80-71 as the Nigerian team was dumped out of the 2020 Olympics, having lost their first two games against Australia and Germany.


D’Tigers were ranked 4th team for the Olympics prior to their arrival. 


The team led by coach Mike Brown, had many Nigerians believe they were going to triumph at the Olympics after they defeated both Argentina and the USA in friendly games before Tokyo 2020. 


Source: Linda Ikeji