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Nigeria’s D’Tigers picked Africa’s sole ticket to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games yesterday as they defeated host nation, China 86-73 in their final 2019 FIBA World Cup classification game in Guanzghou last night.

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Josh Okogie who plies his trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves was the best performer for D’Tigers scoring 19 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks.

By this result, D’Tiger’s will now feature at the 2020 Olympic Games after finishing tops in the Classification Group M of the 2019 FIBA World Cup on eight points.

China finished second, South Korea was third on six points while Cote d’Ivoire finished with 5 points.

This was Nigeria’s third win at the tournament after wins over South Korea and Cote d’Ivoire.

By Chineze Ogugua

Read also: D’Tigers Record First Win

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