Nigeria’s Basketball team, D’Tigers will be on the march again today when they play their second game of the Basketball event at the Olympics. The Nigerian team routed their African Champions, Tunisia, 60-56 to set tongues wagging and sent out warning signals that they are here for business.
Their opponents, Lithuania suffered a set-back in their opener against Argentina who dismissed them 102- – 79 and today out there at the Basketball Arena, Lithuania will be attempting to assuage their fans when they confront the Nigerian Tigers in a match that many describe as mission impossible.
President of the Nigerian Basketball Federation, Alhaji Tijani Umar is not carried away by plaudits that have come the way of the Tigers after their feat against Tunisia in the opening game..
‘’I’m happy with the kind raves that have come the way of the Nigerians but we must play one game at a time. What is certain is that we will play well but, there is no predictions and no assumptions”, Umar who led the Tigers to achieve the monumental result of playing in their first Olympics said.
The Nigerian Tigers are the rave of the moment at the Olympics and many Basketball faithfuls are tipping D’Tigers to cause sensation in a group that includes power-house, the American Dream Team Basketball.