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Buhari congratulates D’Tigress, 2021 Afrobasket champions

By NAN
29 September 2021   |   9:58 am
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the D’Tigress, Nigeria’s senior women basketball team, on their victory at the 2021 FIBA AfroBasket Women’s Championship in Cameroon.

African champions…Nigeria celebrating her FIBA Afrobasket Championship victory after beating Senegal by 65 to 48 points at the final played in Bamako, Mali. The victory also handed D’Tigresses passage to the World Championship as African champions. PHOTO: FIBA.BASKETBALL.COM.

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the D’Tigress, Nigeria’s senior women basketball team, on their victory at the 2021 FIBA AfroBasket Women’s Championship in Cameroon.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria beat Mali 70-59 in the final match of the 2021 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket on Sunday in Yaounde, Cameroon, to retain the title.
The win was for the third straight time.

The President’s congratulatory message was conveyed in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Malam Garba Shehu, on Tuesday in Abuja.

President Buhari said he was extremely delighted to see the National team excelled ”over and over again on the regional and world stages, demonstrating that with hard work, resilience and dedication, victory is sure.”

He, therefore, joined Nigerians in celebrating the unique achievements of the winning team.

The president prayed that the discipline and talent which made them three-time Africa champions in a row would inspire more breakthroughs in their careers.