D’Tigress draw USA, Serbia in Olympic qualifiers group

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Nigeria’s women basketball team D’Tigress have been drawn with host Serbia, World Champions USA and African counterparts Mozambique in Group A of the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournaments.

The official draw ceremony, held at the Patrick Baumann House of Basketball, FIBA headquarters on Wednessday, had 16 teams from across the world sorted into four tournaments.

African champions Nigeria will slug it out with their group rivals in Belgrade, Serbia from February 6 to 9, 2020.

The top three teams from each group will qualify automatically to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Meanwhile, USA and hosts of the Olympics Japan have guaranteed spots regardless of the outcome of the qualifiers.

D’Tigress and Mozambique are Africa’s hope of featuring in the event at the Games in Tokyo having made it through the African pre-qualifiers earlier in November.

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