Nigeria’s Basketball team D’Tigers qualified for the 2020 Olympics after beating hosts China 86 – 73. This was a must win match for both teams but China could not make the home advantage count as Nigeria beat them to qualify.
The first quarter ended with China leading 21 – 19 but the next three quarters were won by Nigeria as they recorded 16 – 10, 25 – 20 and 26 – 22 in the second, third and fourth quarters respectively.
This game was a must win for Nigeria as they had to clinch Africa’s only ticket at the Olympics. 2017 afrobasket winners were also in contention but Nigeria popped them with a better goal difference and emerged as the highest ranked team in Africa.