President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the country’s female basketball team for retaining the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Women’s AfroBasket title, saying the team’s persistence led to the victory.

Buhari said the female basketball team, also known as the D’Tigress, had a highly impressive outing at the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket 2019 in Dakar, Senegal.

The African female basketball champions coasted to victory at the final on Sunday, winning the host 60-55.

Buhari said the Nigerian ladies displayed a remarkably synergized 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 also commended 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”. Enditem

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