2020 Tokyo Olympic Games: Nigeria D’Tigress to battle United States of America, others


Reigning African Champions, Nigeria will have to navigate past World Number One, United States of America, Serbia and Mozambique in the battle to secure qualification for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

This was revealed at a brief ceremony held in Switzerland yesterday to officially kick start the Olympics Tournament qualification race.

D’Tigress will play in Belgrade after being drawn in Group A.

Reacting to the draw, the Nigeria Basketball Federation President, Musa Kida said qualification for the 2020 Olympics is possible despite admitting that it was a difficult draw.

Kida hammered on the need for early preparation for the team if they were to stand a chance in the group.

The last time Nigeria met USA was at the quarter finals of the FIBA Women’s World Cup in Spain where the D’Tigress lost 41-70 points against the team that later went on to win the trophy.

D’Tigress last qualified for the Olympics in 2004.

A total of 10 teams will join USA (World Champions) and hosts Japan from the OQT to be played between 6th and 9th of February, 2020 across four countries- China, Serbia, France and Belgium.