President Muhammadu Buhari today congratulated the national men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, over their victory over Angola in Sunday’s final of  the FIBA Africa Basketball Championship  in Tunisia.

According to a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President joined other sports-loving Nigerians in applauding D’Tigers’ exhilarating 74-65 victory over their Angolan opponents, which also secured Nigeria’s qualification for the men’s basketball event at next year’s Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro.

The President commended the players for displaying exemplary strength, courage, determination and patriotism and great skills and creativity to  dethrone Angola, the perennial African basketball champions.

He urged members of the team and their handlers to work very hard to surpass  their extraordinary heroics in Tunisia before a global audience at next year’s Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro and bring even greater glory to Nigeria.

The President assured the team, its managers and the Nigerian Basketball Federation that his administration will give them and Nigeria’s other representatives at the next Olympic Games, the fullest possible support to ensure that they are well prepared to excel against the champions of other countries and regions in Rio De Janeiro.