President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the female Basket Ball team, D’Tigress, for qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The Nigeria’s senior women’s national Basketball Team, D Tigress had on Saturday booked a ticket to the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo.
The team qualified despite losing 64-70 to host-Serbia in their second group game at the FIBA Olympic Games Qualifying Tournament.
Reacting to the feat, President Buhari in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on yesterday urged them to remain focused, determined and energized for a good outing at the tournament.
He commended the sportsmanship and resilience of the team all through the qualifying stages, and in their trainings, while saluting their courage in always putting in their best as they represent the country.
Buhari expressed belief that, being the current African Champion, the D’Tigress already has the talents that could make global impact in the sport.
He then assured the team that the Federal Government would ensure proper preparation and mobilization for all outings.
The President also commended team officials and the National Basket Ball Federation (NBBF) for the discipline and motivation of the D’Tigress.