Nigeria female Basketball team, D’Tigress suffered a heavy defeat to France in their second group game of the women’s basketball event at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
It was the second loss at the Olympics for the Nigerian women team, after they bowed out to world number 1, USA in the first game.
Nigeria lost the first three quarters; 18-12, 26-15, 23-15 and drew the fourth 20-20, falling to France’s superior shooting ability.
Meanwhile, the win has reignited France’s hopes of winning a medal like they did at the London 2012 edition.
For the D’Tigress, they will have to play their hearts out against host Japan to stand a chance of qualifying for the next round.