The female basketball team of Nigeria, D’Tigress were received by the president, Muhammadu Buhari, following their title win at the just concluded FIBA Women’s AfroBasket competition.
D’Tigress defeated Senegal in the final played in Mali to earn a place at the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup holding in Spain.
‘I was pleased to receive our female National Basketball Team, D’Tigress, at the State House today. They have done so much to make us proud,’ Buhari said.
For their achievement, Buhari reportedly promised the team monetary rewards, with each player to receive N1 million each and N500,000 going to each member of the coaching staff.
Team captain, Aisha Mohammed, said that the cash prices would be a huge boost for their FIBA World Cup ambition next year.
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