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D’Tigers beat Argentina in Rio Olympics preparation

19 July 2016, 11:47Israel Ojoko

Las Vegas - Nigeria’s senior basketball team on Monday in the United States defeated their Argentine counterpart 96-92 in a Rio 2016 Olympics preparation game.

The friendly was played in Las Vegas.

The first week the African champions converged in Los Angeles, they moved to China for the Stankovic Cup.

Nigeria beat China, lost to Argentina and France but beat China again in the third place game to pick the bronze.

On Wednesday, they will again play against Argentina, who handed them a 71-49 defeat in China.

Both teams are in the same group at the Olympics.

News24 reported that Nigeria fastest sprinters Blessing Okagbare and Seye Ogunlewe top the list of Team Nigeria athletes to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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