Nigeria’s D’Tigers picked Africa’s sole ticket to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after beating host nation, China 86-73 in their final 2019 FIBA World Cup classification game in Guanzghou on Sunday.
Nwora named an unchanged line-up from the side that defeated Ivory Coast in the previous game with Ben Uzoh, Ike Diogu, Ekpe Udoh, Josh Okogie and Aminu Al-Farouq all starting.
Josh Okogie emerged the best performer for D’Tigers as the Minnesota Timberwolves guard scores 19 points, he also recorded five rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks.
In the end, D’Tiger’s prevailed 86-73 and will now feature at the 2020 Olympic Games after finishing tops in the Classidication Group M of the 2019 FIBA World Cup on eight points.
China finished second behind Nigeria on seven points. South Korea finished third on six points while Cote d’Ivoire (5 points).