By Amosu Adeboye, LAGOS
Nigeria’s number one citizen, Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the D’Tigress for retaining their Afrobasket crown following a hard fought 60-55 win against hosts Senegal in the final of the competition on Sunday at the Dakar Arena.
The Nigerian Ladies battled hard to secure victory against the hosts who were cheered on by 15,000 fans inside the Dakar Arena.
Otis Hughley tutored side with the win have now extended their head-to-head record over Senegal to 6-4 in 10 clashes, and incidentally have now beaten Senegal in two successive Afrobasket finals.
It was also the second time the D’Tigress will be winning back to back continental title after first recording the feat at the 2003 and 2005 editions.
A delighted Buhari took to the social media to celebrate the team following their successful outing in the competition.
“Congratulations, @DtigressNG. African Champions again! You have risen to the occasion, and conquered the continent one more time. We are very proud of what you have accomplished. The entire country rejoices with you,”the President tweeted.