Nigeria have retained their crown as champions of the continent at the women’s AfroBasket in Senegal.
D’Tigress beat hosts Senegal by five points.
Nigeria’s president retweeted the world basketball federation’s tweet, saying the entire country rejoiced with the back-to-back champions:
Congratulations, @DtigressNG. African Champions again! You have risen to the occasion, and conquered the continent one more time. We are very proud of what you have accomplished. The entire country rejoices with you! https://t.co/SbzmkHN7Bw
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) August 18, 2019
D’Tigress tweeted that it was a tough battle – and gave special thanks to all their fans:
Tough battle but we came out victorious.
??55 – 60?? #AfrobasketWomen
God is good.
Special thanks to our Naija fans all over the world.
— #DTigress (@DtigressNG) August 19, 2019