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AfroBasket 2017: President Buhari congratulates ChampionsD’Tigress

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President Muhammadu  Buhari of Nigeria Monday congratulated the Nigerian national female basketball team, D’Tigress, on winning the 2017 FIBA Women’s Afro Basket tournament in Mali and qualifying for the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Spain.

In a statement, President Buhari joined other sports-loving Nigerians in saluting the heroic performance of the victorious D’Tigress over their Senegalese counterpart in the final of the 2017 FIBA Women’s Afro Basket tournament on Sunday, August 27.

The Nigerian president also commended the players for displaying “uncommon strength, confidence, skill and dexterity in their victory over the defending champions.” And, encouraged the team to remain focused and dedicated in preparation for the forthcoming FIBA World Cup.

Senegal, previous holders of the champions’ title came second, and host country Mali came 3rd.