Pre-Olympic qualifiers: senegal defeats the D’Tigers in lagos
Written by Taiwo Adekola on August 15, 2023
Nigeria’s men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, began their journey to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games on the wrong foot after a 93-87 loss to fierce rivals Senegal in their first game of the pre-Olympic qualifiers at the Eko Hotels Convention Centre .
Nigeria raced to an early lead in the first quarter but the Senegalese fought back to reduce the deficit to just a point as the D’Tigers held a 26-25 lead.
The second and third quaters were keenly contested but Senegal took a 10-point lead midway through the last quarter with 80-7- points.
Nigeria’s late rally was too little too late as Senegal ran out with the 93-87 points win.
D’Tigers need to win their game against Mali on for a chance to advance to the next round