Published on Aug 28, 2017 Greenbarge Reporters
President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed the national female basketball team, D’Tigress, for winning the 2017 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket tournament in Mali and qualified for the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Spain.
President Buhari, in a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, extolled the heroic performance of the victorious D’Tigress over their Senegalese counterpart in the final of the 2017 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket tournament yesterday, Sunday.
The President acknowledge that the players displayed uncommon strength, confidence, skill and dexterity, leading to their victory of the defending champions.
He advised members of the team and their handlers to remain focused and be dedicated 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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