Nigeria’s pair of Godwin Olofua and Anuoluwapo Opeyori on Monday suffered their second defeat in the badminton men’s doubles event at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The Nigerian pair were outclassed by Denmark’s duo of Kim Astrup and Anders Rasmussen 2-0 (7-21, 10-21) in their second game of the competition played at the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Tokyo.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 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 despite their improved overall rally against their more experienced opponents.
NAN reports that the Nigerian duo had on Saturday lost their opening match to the Japanese pair of Hiroyuki Endo and Yuta Watanabe 2-0 (2-21, 7-21).
Nigeria will now play the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) pair of Ivan Sozonov/Vladimir Ivanov in their last match on Wednesday.
A total of 16 men’s doubles pairs were drawn into four groups with the top two from each group proceeding to the quarterfinals. (NAN)