Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has congratulated the Nigerian national women basketball team, D’Tigress, for picking a ticket to the FIBA Women World Cup.
The D’ Tigress who are three times Afrobasketball champions beat their Malian opponents 73-69 on Sunday in Serbia to qualify as Africa’s sole representative.
They had earlier beaten the highly rated, world number five, France 67-65, after losing their opening game to China.
The minister praised the queens of the court for doing the nation proud and showing dogged determination in all their games.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the FIBA Women Basketball World Cup will take place on Sydney, Australia in September.