The D’tigers featured six NBA players against team USA. They were just playing their first exhibition game before the Olympics kick-starts and they also had a former NBA head coach in Mike Brown at the helm too. What Brown said after the match: “At the end of the day, it doesn’t mean much in the standings as far as where we’re trying to get to.”
Despite losing their second group game at the ongoing FIBA Olympics Games Qualifying Tournament to Host-Serbia 64 – 70pts, the Nigerian female basketball team first game win over Mozambique was enough to take them to Tokyo in few months’ time, as they are now guaranteed a top-three finish in their group. Mozambique heavy defeat of 49 – 124pts against the USA (current world champions) secures the spot for D’Tigress.