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Basketball: Nigeria becomes first African nation to beat US

Nigeria stunned the United States 90-87 in a pre-Olympic basketball friendly in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday.

Nigeria, with six NBA players and previous NBA lead trainer Mike Brown in charge,  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.

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Nigeria, which had 12 NBA major parts in its 49-man training camp in California and seven in uniform on Saturday, was driven by Gabe Vincent with 21 points.

Nigeria’s success came nine years after the United States squashed the Nigerians 156-73 at the London Olympics.

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