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Nigerian Basketball Fans Hope for Medal at Tokyo Olympics

United States and Nigeria stand for the national anthem before their exhibition basketball game Saturday, July 10, 2021, in Las…

The Nigerian D’Tigers basketball team’s stunning victories this past week in friendly matches with the United States and Argentina has pushed it further into the Olympic spotlight.

D’Tigers beat the United States NBA stars 90-87 on Saturday in Las Vegas, making international basketball history as the first African country to beat the U.S. 

On Monday, the team beat the world’s fourth-ranked team, Argentina, by a score of 94-71.  

But the Nigerian team was later slammed by Australia 108-69. It was the team’s first loss in the tune-up games for the Olympics.  

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