It is time to get serious, exhibitions are over. The D’Tigress are now in Tokyo getting set for their first game against the United States of America.

It was barely a week ago when the USA women’s team thought Nigeria some basketball lessons with a 93-69 thumping at the Mandalay Bay in Vegas, it was the final exhibition game before heading to the Tokyo.


For Nigeria, lessons has been learnt.

D’Tigress of Nigeria played a host of grade A Friendlies before jetting off to Tokyo, recording 2 victories and 4 defeat.

The first game between team Nigeria and the USA will be played on the 27th of July at exactly 5:40 am Nigerian time.

The second game against the French women’s basketball team will come up 3 days later, on the 30th of July at 9:20 am Nigerian time.

Depending on the outcome against USA and France in the first two games, D’Tigress could potentially face a do or die affair against host nation Japan on August 2 at 2:00 am Nigerian time.