President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated the national female basketball team, D’Tigress, on Monday, for winning the 2017 FIBA Women’s Afrobasket tournament in Mali and qualifying for the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Spain.
The President’s congratulatory message was signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina in Abuja.
The President commended the players for displaying “uncommon strength, confidence, skill and dexterity in their victory over the defending champions.’’
He 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.