President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF, Mr Igoche Mark has lauded the gesture of the Federal Government and the Sports Ministry over plans to reward the victorious D’Tigress with 25 million Naira.
The reigning African Champions, had on Sunday, booked their place in the finals of the FIBA Women’s World Cup in Sidney, Australia later in the year.
• D’Tigress vs France at the FIBA Women’s World Cup Qualifiers in Serbia
Reacting to the FG’s gesture, the NBBF President, Mr Igoche Mark thanked the Buhari led administration for always rewarding sports men and women who have done the country proud.
“I want to sincerely thank our father, President Muhammadu Buhari for gifting our champions, D’Tigress with the sum of 25 million Naira. Mr President has never for once, failed to appreciate sports men and women who done this country proud; I think it is a virtue that successive government should learn from. I also want to commend the Sports Ministry and supervising Minister, Mr Sunday Dare for leading the team to Serbia. Let me assure Nigerians, that the preparation for the World Cup will commence immediately,” Mark stated.
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