Nigeria men’s basketball team D’Tigers have restored their hopes of securing an automatic ticket for the 2020 Olympics games after today’s results.
Nigeria, today, did themselves a huge favour with a record 108-66 win against South Korea in their last group game at FIBA World Cup.
All hopes were lost after Nigeria were beaten 82-77, and 81-94 in their first two games against Russia and Argentina respectively.
But a record breaking result against South Korea and Puerto Rico’s 67-64 win against Tunisia meant there is all to play for at the classifications for an automatic place at the Olympics.
Angola, Tunisia who have won a game each like Nigeria have chances of securing an automatic ticket for the 2020 Olympics, but Nigeria with a huge point difference (+24) have a huge advantage.
With Nigeria’s (+24) point difference and Tunisia’s (-30), Angola’s (-74); D’Tigers need to win all their classification matches with good scores that Tunisia and other African teams could not match to qualify for 2020 Olympics as FIBA Africa rep.