The Vice President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation ( NBBF) Babs Ogunade has remained hopeful about D’Tigress breaking the Olympic Games jinx, reports.

Despite having a decent outing at the World Cup in the past, the Nigerian side has yet to win a game at the Olympics.

The draw for the ancient games was held on Tuesday and D’Tigress was handed tough opposition in Australia, Canada, and host France.

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“We have never won any Olympic game before and we want to start by doing that now.

“We’ve won at the World Cup beating Argentina, Turkey, and Greece but we’ve not done the same with the Olympics and we must start with a win. I would love us to win every game but we must take it one step at a time.

“I spoke with the coach on the need to prepare very well and also that we have to strengthen our team and bring in more players. We have a long list of players but we are trying to look at how many of them we can get.”