Buhari congratulates D’Tigers for beating China, qualifying for Olympic 2020 Updated for 2021

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Updated: March 3, 2021

President Muhammadu Buhari joins 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.

President Buhari congratulates the team for the energetic, resilient and skillful outing that saw them out-playing and out-pacing opponents during the tournament, assuring the team that the nation remains proud of them.

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The President commends 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 prepares for the Tokyo Olympics, President Buhari notes that with more dedication, training and focus, D’Tigers will surprise the world.

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Femi Adesina
Femi Adesina
Femi Adesina, a Nigerian journalist, is the special adviser on media and publicity to Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari. This is an official statement from him. The headline might have been adjusted.

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