President Buhari will receive the African champions D’Tigress at Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja,
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, made this known on Tuesday during a reception for the new African women basketball champions at the Abuja National Stadium
According to him, the meeting with the President would be in a further appreciation of the team.
“Becoming Women’s AfroBasket champions after 12 years is an achievement worthy of celebration.
“Winning the African Championship for the third time establishes you (Nigeria) as a force to reckon with in African basketball.
“I am convinced that this will boost your confidence to perform well at the World Championship in Spain in 2018,” Mr. Dalung said.
The minister said the victory helped to underline his belief that “when we do things the right way, we will always get the right results’’
The President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF, Musa Kida, while presenting the team to Mr. Dalung, had said passion, hard work and commitment helped the team to win the competition.
He, however, assured that the NBBF board would make grassroots development its priority.
The senior national women basketball team were crowned champions on Sunday, after they defeated the defending champions Senegal in the final match of the 2017 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket Championship at Bamako in Mali.