The Nigeria Women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, has reacted to the suspension slammed on all international competitions by the Federal Government.
NewsGuru.com reports that president Buhari had given his nod for the suspension of Nigerian basketball teams from all international competitions for 2 years over the unending crisis bedeviling the Basketball Federation.
Minister of Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare said that the development would allow the government to focus on effort that will revamp the sport
”We would like to be given the opportunity to play for our country that we passionately love to represent in this upcoming competition.
”We have worked very hard to be 3x Afrobasket Champions, Olympians and now we are blessed with another opportunity to continue that representation for Nigeria.
”We want Nigerian Basketball to continue to grow and succeed on every level; from the local leagues, grassroots and even on the international stage!
”Our team is a testament to how successful Nigerian Basketball can be and how we have been an inspiration to all Nigerian athletes across the globe.
The players thanked their coaches, medical staff, organizers, and fans and noted that the ban not only penalizes them but Nigerians all as well.
They added that their goal is to play and represent Nigeria proudly at international competitions.