Nigeria’s senior female basketball team, the D’Tigress have been drawn in group B of the female basketball event of Tokyo Olympics alongside the world number one United States. Also, they will meet European powerhouse France in the group as well as host, Japan.
Both sides have clashed in the past, giving an opportunity for the duo to renew their rivalry.
Their last meeting ended in favour of the world Champions, who came from behind to edge the African Champions by 76-71 points in the quarterfinals of the 2018 World Cup.
D’Tigress will also have to contend with France in that group, who are currently world number 5 and Europe’s power house.
Japan who are host will also be looking forward to take advantage against D’Tigress at the Games.
The Olympics games will be held between 23rd of July and 8th of August, 2021 after its initial postponement due to COVID-19.