President Buhari Congratulates D’Tigress On Afrobasket Feat

President Buhari Congratulates D’Tigress On Afrobasket Feat 2
Nigeria’s D’Tigress Players celebrating their win.


President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigeria’s senior ladies basketball crew, D’Tigress on their victory on the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket Women’s Championship in Cameroon.

According to a press release signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu, the president was extraordinarily delighted to see the Nigerian crew excel over and over on the regional and world levels, demonstrating that with onerous work, resilience and dedication, victory is certain.

“President Buhari joins Nigerians in celebrating the unique achievements of the winning team, praying that the discipline and talent which made them three-time Africa champions in a row, will inspire more breakthroughs in their careers,” the assertion learn.

The Nigerian crew beat Mali 70-59 to be topped champions of the 2021 version in Yaounde, Cameroon. They received the earlier editions in 2017 and 2019.

The defending champions have been spectacular all by means of the event and stayed targeted on their goal of breaking information within the ultimate towards Mali.


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They received the primary quarter 22-11 however the Malians bounced again to take the second quarter 13-9 to make it a good contest at half-time.

In the third quarter, it was the D’Tigress present. Captain Fantastic, Adaora Elonu, Victoria Macaulay and Ezinne Kalu labored so effectively with the crew they usually received 28-14. In the 4th quarter, coach Otis Hughley’s crew sustained the momentum and with 4 minutes remaining, they’ll take pleasure in a 20-point lead over their opponents.

Mali put up a late struggle to win the 4th quarter 21-11 and lowered the deficit to 11 factors. Macaulay emerged Nigeria’s high performer with 15 factors, 3 rebounds, 1 help, 2 steals and three blocks. Mariam Coulibally posted 13 factors and 9 rebounds to complete as high performer for Mali.

Elonu and Kalu had been made the event’s All-Star 5. The hardworking captain incredible, Elonu was voted the MVP of the event.

This is Nigeria’s fifth Afrobasket title with earlier successes in 2003 and 2005.

The D’Tigress have additionally certified for the 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Australia.

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