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Sports News of Monday, 27 September 2021


Minister congratulates D’Tigress on Afro Basketball

Sunday Dare, NNF President Sunday Dare, NNF President

Sunday Dare, the Youth and Sports Development Minister has poured encomiums on Nigeria’s senior women basketball team- D’Tigress for their victory at the 2021 Afrobasketball championships in Cameroon.

The Nigerian ladies, now African queens of the court, captured their third consecutive Afrobasketball championships title yesterday after beating Mali by 70-59 in the final.

An elated Dare said Nigeria’s victory was a confirmation of her dominance of the sport in Africa.

“Clearly now Nigeria’s dominance of the sport is indisputable. This is the evidence that Nigeria’s women basketball can be ranked as a world-class programme. We have to sustain this momentum. This is remarkable, winning the Afrobasketball Championships for an unprecedented third time.

“I salute the team(D’Tigress) for their professional commitment and execution. They have done the nation proud and maintained the positive results we have achieved in sports in the last few weeks.” Dare said.

In the last ten weeks, Nigeria has had a lot to cheer in international sports competitions, winning nineteen medals from the Olympics, Paralympics and the World U20 Athletics Championships and now capturing gold for the third consecutive time in the Women Afrobasketball Championships.