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.
Team Nigeria beat Mali 70-59 in the final match of the competition 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, Garba Shehu, on Tuesday in Abuja.
Mr Buhari said the National team excelled “over and over again on the regional and world stages, demonstrating that with hardwork, resilience and dedication, victory is sure.”
The president, therefore, joined Nigerians in celebrating the winning team.
He prayed that the discipline and talent which made them three-time Africa champions in a row would inspire more breakthroughs in their careers.