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Buhari Praises D’Tigress For Afrobasket 2019 Victory



President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the national female basketball team, D’Tigress, for a highly impressive outing at the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket 2019 in Dakar, Senegal.

He commended the team in a statement on Sunday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, after Nigeria beat the Senegalese side 60-55 to win the trophy.

READ ALSO: D’Tigress Beat Senegal To Win 2019 FIBA Afrobasket Championship

President Buhari also lauded the D’Tigress for a remarkably synergised 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.

He praised 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.

The Buhari also sent appreciation to all the officials and technical hands that guided the team to win the African title.

He, however, urged them to remain focused on deploying such energy and talent in subsequent global tournaments.

Akinola Ajibola

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