President Muhammadu Buhari has applauded the Nigeria female Basket Ball team, D’Tigress, for qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, taking place from July 24th to 9th of August.
The President in a statement signed by Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina, urged the team to remain focused, determined and energized for a good outing at the tournament.
With the recent achievements, Nigeria will now be presenting both the male and female basket ball teams at the tournament
The Nigeria men’s basketball team had last year, qualified for the Olympics as the highest-ranked African squad at the 2019 world championship in China
President Buhari commended the sportsmanship and resilience of the female basket ball team all through the qualifying stages, and in their trainings, saluting their courage in always putting out their best as they represent the country.
Being the current African Champions, President Buhari believes the D’Tigress already has the talents that could make global impact in the sport, assuring that the Federal Government would ensure proper preparation and mobilization for all outings.
The President also commended officials of the team and the National Basket Ball Federation (NBA) for the discipline and motivation of the D’Tigress.