NBBF President Mark Congratulates D’Tigress over Victory against France
By Ben Nwachukwu, Abuja
The President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation NBBF, Igoche Mark has congratulated the national women Basketball team, the D’Tigress over their 67-65 victory against France at the ongoing FIBA Women’s World Cup Qualifier in Serbia.
The keenly contested game saw the Nigerian ladies over coming a 17 points deficit during the first quarter of the game. Congratulating the ladies, Mark said the team showed the true spirit of Nigeria by defying the odds to beat the fifth best national Women’s Basketball Team in the FIBA rankings.
“Congratulations dear Champions, I have never doubted your abilities.Thank you for putting up a good fight. You have made the federation proud, the country is proud of your performance. You defied every odd to beat one of the best national basketball teams in the world, that’s the Nigerian spirit. You have conquered Africa, this is the time to rule the world as we are rooting solidly behind you against Mali in your next game. Keep soaring higher.”
The NBBF President stated. Recall that Mark had charged the team to go to Serbia and make Nigeria proud, promising that he will offset the allowances owed them by the federation which he inherited. The D’Tigress will square up against the Mali national women team on Sunday.