Due to the absent of Nigeria competing in the football competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic as they failed to qualify Nigerians switched their focus to the basketball team, D'Tigers. The basketball team then went on to raise the hopes of the people as they won team USA in their first preparatory game.
It's the day of redemption for the Nigerian men's basketball team, D'Tigers, as they seek to record their first win at the Olympics. The D'tigers will go up against Germany in the second group game at the Saitama Super Arena. Both Germany and Nigeria lost their first game and the last time both teams met was at the 2006 world championships, where Germany won via a point.
In the men's basketball tournament at the Tokyo Olympics, the D'Tigers were defeated by Australia 84-67 in the opening game of Group B. Mike Brown picked a starting five that included the team's captain, Vincent Gabe Nnamdi, and the fearsome quartet of Josh Okogie, Miye Oni, Chikezie Okpala, and Precious Achiuwa.
Africa's biggest basketball tournament, AfroBasket is around the corner. This is another tournament at which many countries in the black continent will prove again their worth after the last edition of the event in 2017 in Tunisia. But there are some basketball heavyweights that we may be looking forward to watching, or else the tournament might just take new strides.
The Nigeria men Basketball Team, D'Tigers were involved in a sensational game against Germany earlier today at the Tokyo Olympics. It was the second game of both countries at the tournament. D'Tigers lost the game 92-99 to the Germans at the end of fourth quarter. photo credit: @NigeriaBasketball twitter page
One of the best decisions of the Nigerian Basketball Federation(NBBF) was to appoint an experienced NBA coach to man the Nigerian male basketball team, a wise decision. With help of the 51-year-old, to a larger extent, with will help harness the untapped talents from the local and abroad.
The Nigeria men's basketball team popularly known as D'Tigers drew lots of attention, just a few days before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games after they defeated the United States of America and Argentina world number 1 and number 4 respectively. The team raised everyone consciousness and Nigerians become hopeful that something good can come from the D'Tigers and even dreamt of a podium finish for the team at the Olympic proper.
The Nigeria's basketball team, D'Tigers, will face the Italian basketball team on Saturday in the last group B game in Olympics. The D'Tigers lost their first two games against Australia and Germany respectively. The game between D'Tigers and the Italian basketball team will take place at Santana Super Arena on Saturday.
In the early hours of Wednesday, July 28th Nigeria's senior men's team known as D'Tigers suffered a 99-92 loss to Germany at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The loss was the second for D'Tigers in the group stage. D'Tigers lost to Australia and needed a win against Germany to boost their hopes from qualifying for the group stage.
The Nigerian basketball team, D'Tigers, recently lost their opening game in Tokyo Olympics to Australia. The Australians had won Nigeria's D'Tigers 84-67. The Nigerian team came as one of the favorites to clinch medal in the competition after they beat USA and Argentina in friendlies.
The Olympics entered its second day since the opening ceremony and Team Nigeria was once again in action today. After Edim Offiong's remarkable win yesterday, it was up to D'Tigers and rower, Toko Esther to give Nigerians something to cheer about. Here is a recap of today's results.
The Nigeria Female Basketball Team D'Tigress began their quest to win a medal at Tokyo when they suffered a 81 - 72 loss to United States of America in their opening group stage game. The Nigeria Female Basketball Team D'Tigress were dominant in the early stages of the encounter but they fizzled out in the second, third and final quarter against United States of America.
It was a moment of sad faces and disappointment in the camp of the male basketball team of Nigeria (D'Tigers) as they bowed out of the 2020 Olympics ongoing in Tokyo, Japan. The D'Tigers lost once again, this time to Italy in what was their last group game.
The Nigeria's Basketball team, D'Tigers, have been dumped out of the ongoing Olympics in Tokyo Japan. The D'Tigers lost to the Italian side earlier yesterday. The implication of the lost is that the D'Tigers have been sent out of the 2021 Olympic games in Tokyo Japan.
Nigeria's D'Tigers have left Tokyo Olympics without recording a single win. The Nigerian side lost their third and last Olympics game against Italy few minutes ago 80:71. D'Tigers earlier lost the opening game against the Boomers of Australia 84:67 points in Saitama, Japan. They also lost the second game to the Germans 99:92 with the highpoint for Nigeria being the 33 points scored by 2021 NBA champions with Milwaukee Bucks, Jordan Nwora.
Nigerian athletes have performed beyond the expectations of some Nigerians. However, some have insisted that the performance of Nigerian athletes is below expectation. Ese Brume and Blessing Obodururu had won bronze and silver medals respectively. The medals came at a point when Nigerian everyone when many have given up hope on the team Nigeria.
The Nigeria D'Tigers on Friday whacked Kenya 71-55 in their second group game of the ongoing 2021 FIBA Afrobasket holding in Kigali, Rwanda. The game was played at the Kigali Arena. Utomi Daniel led the scoring chart with 17 points while Mordi Jeremiah scored 10 points. The West Africans who won their opening group game against Mali 81-73 on Wednesday, dominated the encounter right from the start to finish.
Nigerian Tokyo Olympics basketball team, D'Tigers have lost their second game after falling apart in the fourth quarter of the heated match to loose 92-99 against the Germans in the early of Wednesday. After their earlier discouraging and heartbreaking loss to the Australian Basketball team, the Nigerian D'Tigers secured the first basket through Gabe Vincent, the Miami Heat Point guard.
The Nigerian basketball athletes known as D'Tigers has recently lost to Italy after series of unsuccessful attempts to mark victory in Tokyo. This has further taken away their chance to move on to the next round of the competition. Image credit: BBC News Pidgin It can be recalled that before the Olympics, D'Tigers fixed and made away with Victory in all their friendly matches played.
The men's basketball team of Nigeria known as D'Tigers are facing an upheaveal task of making it to the quater finals of the Tokyo Olympics 2021. The promising team were one of the favorites in the olymlic event to win a medal for nigeria, but they have not really proved themselves as the giant of Africa in basketball.