Buhari congratulates D’Tigress over continental triumph

Buhari congratulates D’Tigress over continental triumph
August 28 21:00 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the national female basketball team, D’Tigress, on winning the 2017 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket tournament in Mali.

The victory means the team qualified for the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Spain.

President Buhari joined other sports-loving Nigerians in saluting the heroic performance of the victorious D’Tigress over their Senegalese counterpart in the final of the 2017 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket tournament on Sunday.

According to a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, the President commended the players for displaying uncommon strength, confidence, skill and dexterity in their victory over the defending champions.

President Buhari urged members of the team and their handlers to remain focused and dedicated even as they prepare for greater glory to Nigeria at the forthcoming FIBA World Cup.

“The President assures the team, its managers and the Nigeria Basketball Federation of his support and that of the Federal Government to ensure that they excel against other top competitors in Spain,” the statement read in part.