By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
D’Tigress will on Tuesday, 27th of July square up against USA for its opening game at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics according to the official fixture released by the Federation of International Basketball Associations (FIBA).
The reigning African champions who missed out of the Rio 2016 games will be presented another chance to prove a point against the team they narrowly lost to at the 2020 Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade.
Friday, 30th of August will see the Coach Otis Hughley tutored side file out against world number five-France before their last game against host-Japan (10th) on Monday, 2nd of August for the conclusion of group B games.
Meanwhile, D’Tigers on the 29th of July will battle Australia in group B at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo.
Alongside Australia, the number 1 ranked team in Africa currently on a 9 match unbeaten run in all competitions will also play winners of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) from Serbia and Belgrade.
Following the completion of the group games, the top two teams in each group and the two best losers will qualify for the quarter-finals.
They will be divided into Group D (best 4 teams) and Group E (remaining 4 teams). The quarter-finals pairings for the men will be decided on the 1st of August with the women’s tournament draws taking place the following day.
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