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Basketball: Nigerians Celebrate Victory Over USA

Nigerian fans have expressed delight as Nigeria shocked the United States 90-87 in a pre-Olympic basketball friendly in Las Vegas, Nevada.

With six National Basketball, NBA, players and former NBA head Coach, Mike Brown at the helm, Nigeria became the first African nation to beat the USA, who were playing the first of a five of tune-up games before the Tokyo Olympics.

Nigeria, which had twelve NBA players in its forty-nine man training camp in California, and seven in uniform on Saturday, was led by Gabe Vincent with twenty-one points.

Nigeria’s win came nine years after the United States crushed the Nigerians 156-73 at the London Olympic.

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