On Tuesday, D’Tigress set a new record by becoming the first African team to win two World Cup games back to back. They beat 15th ranked Argentina by 75-70 points in their last Group match and upset Turkey 74-68.

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“The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari sends his blessings and support. The federal government will also throw its weight behind you to spur you to enviable heights in this competition. You have done what no African team has done in a basketball World Cup and this goes to show your determination and hard work to excel where others have failed.”

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Barrister Dalung also praised the leadership of the Nigeria Basketball Federation led by Engr Musa Ah Kida for their innovative turnaround of the federation which has seen them breaking barriers in basketball.