Friday, July 13, 2012


 “If anybody says he believed they could qualify from that tournament, the person is not being sincere,” the Chairman of the Nigeria Basketball Supporters Club, John Fanirans told The PUNCH.

Well, at the end of the day the Nigerian Men's Basketball Team, D'Tigers, made Nigeria proud on Sunday 8th July, 2012. This would be their first apperance in the Olympics. Go team Nigeria!!

From my research, I found out that "Nigeria has one of the largest exports of basketball talents in the world besides the United States of America and a few European countries. A lot of Nigerians have featured in the biggest basketball league in the world – the NBA – and many Nigerians are in the collegiate sports system. One of the most popular basketball icon, Hakeem Olajuwon, is Nigerian but the country has continued to be the nearly team on the continent of Africa. The failure of football to make the Olympics had denied the country of any major team event until basketball shot out from the blues." Culled from PUNCH online.

D'Tigers beat former European powerhouse, Greece in the quarter-finals, but were beaten in the semi-finals by Russia, who also secured their own place in the Olympics.

For the London Games in Group A are Lithuania, Tunisia, USA, France, Nigeria and Argentina. Group B has China, Great Britain, Brazil, Australia, Russia and Spain. 

GO D'TIGERS!!!! Make us proud at London Olympics 2012!! We dey hail una,o!!!!


  1. I am so glad and excited but looking at our group im scared ooooo

  2. My dear, as am proud of long as they have made it this far. But I have faith in them.