Nigeria’s female national basketball team, D’Tigress on Sunday made history after successfully defending their Afro basketball championship.
The Nigerian female team defeated hosts, Senegal by 60 to 55 points to emerge champions of the African competition. The Nigerian team didn’t lose a single match on their way to the championship, which is the fourth for the girls.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the national female basketball team, D’Tigress, for a highly impressive outing at the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket 2019 in Dakar, Senegal.
Congratulations, @DtigressNG. African Champions again! You have risen to the occasion, and conquered the continent one more time. We are very proud of what you have accomplished. The entire country rejoices with you! https://t.co/SbzmkHN7Bw
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) August 18, 2019
A statement through the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the president, Mr Garba Shehu, also commended the team for their 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.