President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the national female basketball team, D’Tigress, for winning the 2017 Women’s AfroBasket tournament in Mali and qualifying for the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Spain.

President Buhari saluted the heroic performance of the victorious D’Tigress over their Senegalese counterparts in the final of the competition on Sunday August 27.

The President commended the players for displaying “uncommon strength, confidence, skill and dexterity in their victory over the defending champions. ”

He urged members of the team and their handlers to remain focused and dedicated, as they prepare for greater glory to Nigeria at the forthcoming FIBA World Cup.

The President assured the team, its managers and the Nigeria Basketball Federation of his support and that of the Federal Government to ensure that they excel against other top competitors in Spain.