Team Nigeria’s performance at the Badminton event of the ongoing 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo has continued on a bad note with Dorcas Adesokan losing to Spain’s Clara Azurmendi in her opening game in the women’s single event.
Adesokan lost the group C game 0-2 (10-21, 2-21) inside the Musashino Forest Plaza court in Tokyo. The 23-year-old will go on to face An Seyoung of South Korea on Tuesday evening at the same venue.
Also, the Nigerian duo of Godwin Olofua and Anuoluwapo Opeyori lost their opening match on Saturday to the Japanese pair of Hiroyuki Endo and Yuta Watanabe 2-0 (2-21, 7-21). The men’s double team went on to lose their second game on Monday.
The Nigerian pair faced Denmark’s duo of Kim Astrup and Anders Rasmussen and lost comprehensively with a scoreline of 2-0 (7-21, 10-21) at the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Tokyo.
The Nigerian duo scored four points with service in the first game, while the more dominant Danes had 17 points from service. In the second game, the Danes had 11 points scored with service, while the Nigerians had none.