Bad Day As Nigeria Suffer Embarrassing Defeat Against France in Big Event at Tokyo 2020

Bad Day As Nigeria Suffer Embarrassing Defeat Against France in Big Event at Tokyo 2020

  • Nigerian female basketball team known as the D'Tigress have suffered another defeat at the Tokyo 2020
  • This time around, the D'Tigress lost against France who are the fifth best female basketball team in the world
  • D'Tigress of Nigeria will be facing Japan in their next game in a must win battle for them to have any hope of qualification

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Nigeria's D'Tigress have suffered their second defeat at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympics losing 87-62 against France on Friday, July 30, which was a disappointing result for Nigerians.

Having lost their first game in the game of basketball against United States with just nine points margin, there were hopes that the D'Tigress would do well in their second battle, but they failed to make Nigerians happy with their performance.

France who won medal at the London 2012 Olympics knew that they must raise their game against Nigeria, and they did themselves lots of good to renew their hopes.

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France beat Nigeria's D'Tigress
France beat Nigeria's D'Tigress at 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Photo by Aris MESSINIS
Source: Getty Images

According to the report on Vanguard, Nigerian ladies missed so many shots which would have helped them against France, while their opponents on the other hand took maximum advantage of their chances.

As things stand now, it will be hard for the D'Tigress to qualify for the next round as they will face hosts Japan in their final group game.

Earlier, had reported how a number of Nigerian athletes took to the streets of Tokyo where the 2020 Olympics Games are underway over their disqualification from the event.

No fewer than ten Nigerians have been banned from competing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after the Athletes Integrity Unit (AIU) declared them ineligible for doping and non-anti-doping issues.

Out of the 18 athletes suspended from participating in the Games, Team Nigeria are the most affected.

The AIU explained that the respective national federations of countries are responsible for ensuring appropriate anti-doping measures are in place in their respective jurisdictions.

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Also, reported how Quadri Aruna who is the captain of the Nigerian team to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics expressed disappointment over the treatment he got from the officials before his elimination at the games.

The 32-year-old was one of the table tennis stars who featured for Nigeria at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and failed to win any medal as he crashed out after defeat against Brazil’s Gustavo Tsuboi.

Considering his status as Africa's highest ranked table tennis player, Quadri Aruna's defeat made many Nigerians sad as they were expecting him to win a medal for the West African nation.

Aruna blamed the officials who removed the name of his coach from participating in the Tokyo Olympics.

Source: Legit

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