The President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation NBBF, Mr Igoche Mark, has congratulated the D’Tigress over their 67-65 victory against France, at the ongoing FIBA Women’s World Cup Qualifier in Serbia.
The keenly contested game saw the Nigerian ladies overcome a 17 points deficit, during the first quarter of the game.
• D’Tigress player outsmarting a French defender
Congratulating the ladies, Mr Igoche Mark, the NBBF President said the team showed the true spirit of Nigerians as they defied the odds to beat the fifth best women’s Basketball Team in the FIBA rankings.
• Joyous D’Tigress players
“Congratulations dear champions, I have never doubted your abilities. Thank you for putting up a good fight. You have made the federation proud, the country is proud of your performance. You defied every odd to beat one of the best basketball teams in the world. That’s the Nigerian spirit.
You have conquered Africa, this is the time to rule the world as we are rooting solidly behind you against Mali in your next game. Keep soaring higher,” those were Igoche Mark’s words to the players after their victory over France.