President Muhammadu Buhari has joined Nigerians and basketball fans in congratulating the D’Tigers for booking a place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at FIBA World Cup 2019.
The team defeated China 86-73 to secure the Olympics ticket.
President Buhari, in a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, congratulated the team for the energetic, resilient and skilful outing that saw them out-playing and out-pacing opponents during the tournament.
Buhari assured the team that the nation remained proud of them.
He 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.
As the team prepare for the Tokyo Olympics, Buhari noted that with more dedication, training and focus, the D’Tigers would stun the world.