Nigeria Photo Courtesy: FIBA can report Nigeria Men’s Basketball Team (D’Tigress) and Nigeria Women’s Basketball Team (D’Tigress) have crashed out of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Ezinne Kalu in action against France Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Both teams lost all three games they were involved in at the Games with D’Tigress losing 83-102 to Japan earlier this morning in Group B.

For the Men’s team, Mike Brown’s side lost to Australia, Germany and Italy while the Women’s team lost to USA and France before falling to Japan today.

Josh Okogie Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Both teams will compete in the FIBA African Basketball Championship (AfroBasket) later this month with the tournament due to commence on August 24 and run to September 5.

Jordan Nwora Photo Courtesy: FIBA

All games are to be played at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda with 16 teams competing for the title; Tunisia is the defending champion from the 2017 edition that had the North African nation beat Nigeria.

In the Women’s Division, Nigeria is the defending champion and would look to successfully defend its title after its disappointing run in Tokyo.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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