Beating China, Olympic ticket: Buhari congratulates D’Tigers

September 9, 2019
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President Muhammadu Buhari has joined Nigerians and Basketball fans all over the world in celebrating D’Tigers for a successful outing at  FIBA World Cup 2019, defeating China, 86-73, and securing a place for Olympics 2020.

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A statement issued in Abuja on Monday by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President(Media & Publicity), said President Buhari congratulated the team for the energetic, resilient and skilful outing that saw them out-playing and out-pacing opponents during the tournament, assuring the team that the nation remains proud of them.

The President commended officials and technical hands for the commitment and investments in ensuring that the D’Tigers emerged victorious with all the odds of playing against China before home fans in Guangzhou.

The statement added that as the team prepares for the Tokyo Olympics, President Buhari noted that with more dedication, training and focus, D’Tigers will surprise the world.

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