Nigerian basketball team, D’Tigers, lose their first game, at Tokyo Olympics 2020, against world number three, Australia.
The game, which took place at the Saitama Super Arena, ended 84-65 in favour of Australia.
They next face Germany on Wednesday.
Then after the Germans, D’Tigers will face Italy.
According to sports’ commentators, Australia should finish top of Group B, as they have the most talent and experience.
They have been together for a long time. Utah Jazz’s Joe Ingles and San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills are on their fourth Olympic team, Toronto Raptors’ Aron Baynes and former Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova are making their third appearance, and Chris Goulding is on his second trip to the Olympics.
However, D’Tigers are expected to finish second ahead of the Italians and Germans who will not be able to match Nigeria’s athleticism and speed.