The Nigeria Basketball Federation have presented the 2019 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket trophy, won by D’Tigress to the newly appointed Minister of Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare, on Friday in Abuja.
The team was led by president of the federation, Ahmadu Musa-Kida, key ministry functionaries and the victorious squad.
While presenting the trophy, NBBF President, Musa-Kida, described the occasion as a significant one which marks the beginning of many good things to come for the new minister while in office.
He said the courtesy call was the federation’s way of welcoming the minister to the office.
“We are glad as a federation that we are the first to welcome the new minister to office with a trophy which we won in Senegal. This is not just another event for us as NBBF, it is a landmark achievement,” Musa-Kida said in an official statement.
Addressing the team Dare said, “Basketball has come to stay in this country. You serve as ambassador for other girls and for the youth that we want to develop. I want to thank you for this victory. Nigerians want to thank you for this second victory.”
The minister has promised to get the girls to meet the president at a more convenient time.
“At some point once we have a confirmed date, D’Tigress will be in Abuja and I will lead them to present the cup to President,” he said.