Nigeria’s President, Bola Ahmes Tinubu, has congratulated the women’s national basketball team, D’Tigress for winning a fourth consecutive Afrobasket championship.
The Nigerian ladies, led by coach Rena Wakama, defeated Senegal 84-74 in the final of the tournament on Saturday night to win the championship.
Tinubu, in a post using his verified Twitter handle on Saturday, said the country was proud of the achievements of the team.
“I congratulate our very own D’Tigress @DtigressNG for a well-deserved fourth consecutive AfroBasket Championship. We are proud of you,” his tweet read.
The First Lady, Oluremi Tinubu also saluted D’tigress for their well-deserved victory at the 2023 FIBA Women’s Afro Basket Tournament just concluded in Rwanda.
D’Tigress have now won the last four editions (2017, 2019, 2021, 2023) of the continental tournament equaling the feat achieved by Senegal in 1974, 1977, 1979 and 1981.
It is a sixth title for the Nigerian women’s senior national team against Senegal’s 11 titles.
D’Tigress have now gone 24-0 in the AfroBasket and have not lost a single game in more than seven years.
In the third-fourth place playoff game, hosts Rwanda lost to Mali 89 points to 51.
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