Muhammadu Buhari will welcome the victorious D’Tigress during Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja, Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Youth and Sports, said on Tuesday.
Dalung said “Becoming Women’s AfroBasket champions after 12 years is an achievement worthy of celebration.
“Winning the African Championship for the third time establishes you (Nigeria) as a force to reckon with in African basketball.
“I am convinced that this will boost your confidence to perform well at the World Championship in Spain in 2018,’’ Dalung said.
“However, getting the governance structure of National Sports Federations right was key to success in sports,’’ he said.
Earlier, the President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Habu Gumel, had hailed the team for its excellent performance, pledging his support for the team.
“I look forward to seeing the team perform better at the World Cup in Spain in 2018.
“But I will advise you all to continue training to maintain this quality standard of play at the World Cup,’’ he said.
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