The Nigeria national men’s basketball team, D’Tigers have qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games.
The team secured their automatic ticket to the Olympics after they beat China 86-73 on Sunday afternoon at the ongoing FIBA World Cup.
China is the host of the FIBA World Cup and needed a victory to pick the qualifying ticket for Asia.
However, it was D’Tigers that prevailed as they romped to a decisive 86-73 victory over their opponents.
It was not an easy one for the Nigerians as they battled against the hosts and had to fight back after being 21-19 down in the first quarter.
They fought back to win the three other quarters 16-10, 25-20 and 26-22 to get an aggregate 86-73 win.
Going into Sunday’s games, Nigeria and Tunisia were the two teams left in the race for the sole ticket for Africa with one match to go.
Enjoying a superior point difference, Nigeria has held on to the top spot ahead of Tunisia while the 2017 Afrobasket winner, Tunisia, are on the second spot with inferior points difference.