Saraki congratulates Dâ€™Tigers
Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Monday congratulated Nigeriaâ€™s senior basketball team, Dâ€™Tigers, for emerging as African Champions for the first time in the history of the continental tournament.
Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, in Abuja, said it was fulfilling that the Nigerian team finally broke the jinx and made the nation proud at the 2015 African Basketball Championship held in Tunisia.
He said Dâ€™Tigersâ€™ victory has rekindled the nationâ€™s hope and confidence in the team, adding that, â€œbeating Angola at the finals of the 2015 Afro-basket Tournament with 74-65 was a superb performance and we are very happy for our team that they have attained this feat.â€
The senate president said the players had written their names in the sands of time just as he challenged the team and their technical crew to redouble their efforts so as to be victorious in the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Brazil.
Saraki also assured Nigerians of the Senateâ€™s commitment to the development of sports through relevant legislation and appropriate budgetary allocations in order to further enhance the nationâ€™s sporting prowess across the globe.
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