President Muhammadu Buhari Congratulates D’Tigress On African Basketball Victory

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Nigeria’s National Female Basketball team, D’Tigress, after winning the 2017 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket tournament in Mali and qualifying for the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Spain in the process.

Via a statement by the Special Adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, The President heaped praises on the players for displaying uncommon strength, confidence, skill and dexterity in their victory over the defending champions.


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

The President 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.

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