President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Nigeria women national basketball team, D’Tigress, after clinching the 2019 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket title.
Okay.ng reported earlier that D’Tigress defeated Senegal 60-55 to win the 2019 Afrobasket championship.
Garba Shehu, spokesman of the president, in a statement on Sunday evening congratulated the team for the remarkably synergized play that enabled them to outpace and outplay all the teams at the tournament to retain the title they won in 2017, further consolidating their position as African champions with four titles.
He said that the President commended the team for discipline, maturity and focus all through the tournament, and deliberateness in promoting the Nigerian flag and accompanying virtues of resilience, persistence and dogged pursuit until victory was achieved.
Garba also said that President Buhari sent his appreciation to all the officials and technical hands that guided the team to win the African title, urging them to remain focused in deploying such energy and talent in subsequent global tournaments.