Posted on Mon 19 Aug 2019, 11:24 AM

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Nigeria women national basketball team, D’Tigress, after clinching the 2019 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket title.

This came after the female Basket ball team of Nigeria defeated host Senegal  60-55 to defend the title they won two years ago .

in a statement by the spokesperson to the president   on Sunday evening, the president  congratulated the team for their remarkable team spirit and hard work  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 added  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.

The focus will now be on their male counterpart who will be competing in the FIBA world cup in China later this month.



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