AFROBASKET 2019: BUHARI HAILS D’TIGRESS FOR VICTORY
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the national female basketball team, D’Tigress, for their highly impressive outing at the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket 2019 in Dakar, Senegal, where they defeated the host at the finals, 60-55.
Buhari showered praises on the D’Tigress for a remarkably synergized play that enabled them to outpace and outplay all the teams at the tournament to retain the title they won in 2017, while consolidating their position as African champions with four titles.
The President commended the team for discipline, maturity and focus all through the tournament, while commending them in promoting the Nigerian flag and accompanying virtues of resilience, persistence and dogged pursuit until victory was achieved.
He also appreciated 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.