According to report reaching oyogist.com, Nigeria’s senior team have pulled off another upset, this time against the fourth-best team in the world, Argentina.
D’Tigers, in the early hours of Sunday, July 11, 2021, beat the USA in an exhibition game ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games.
In continuation of their preparation for the Olympics, Nigeria, also in Las Vegas on Monday, July 13, beat Argentina 95-71.
Detriot Piston’s big man Jahlil Okafor led Nigeria with 15 points, while Josh Okogie and Chimezie Metu had 10 each.Jahlil Okafor led Nigeria in scoring in the game (Getty Images)
“It’s been a lot of fun, we are trying to build something each and everyday,” Okafor said in his post-game interview.
“Obviously we had a big win against USA and today the message was ‘let’s take care of business today’ and we certainly did.”
Okafor hit 15 points off seven and eight shooting and he praised his teammates for giving him the confidence to do that.
Nigeria limited Argentina to 35.9 percent shooting from the floor while hitting 48.1 percent of its shots.
Nigeria didn’t make as many three-pointers as they did against the US team, but they attacked the rim better as Mike Brown’s team showed their versatility.
Nigeria will continue their preparation with a game against Australia on Tuesday.