President Muhammadu Buhari has joined other Nigerians in congratulating the national female basketball team, D’Tigresses, for winning the 2017 FIBA Women Afrobasket tournament in Mali.
By virtue of the victory, the D’Tigresses have also qualified for the 2018 FIBA Women Basketball World Cup in Spain.
The President, in the congratulatory message, commended the players for displaying “uncommon strength, confidence, skill and dexterity in their victory over the defending champions.”
Focus ahead of Spain 2018
He also urged members of the team and their handlers to remain focused and dedicated even as they prepared for greater glory to Nigeria at the forthcoming FIBA World Cup.
President Buhari assured 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.
Concise News reported that the D’Tigresses, on Sunday in Bamako, Mali, restored the nation’s lost glory in the Women Afrobasket having defeated defending champions, Senegal to clinch the title for the third time in 12 years.