President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the national female basketball team, D’Tigress, for winning back-to-back the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket 2019 championship in Dakar, Senegal.
The Nigerian ladies beat hosts Senegal in a tightly contested match 60-55. It was Nigeria’s fourth African title.
To clinch the championship, the Nigerians registered a perfect five game unbeaten run at the biennial competition.
An elated President Buhari commended the team for a highly impressive outing that saw them coasting home to victory at the finals.
Buhari congratulated the team for the remarkably synergized play 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.
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.
President Buhari thanked 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.