Zenith Bank, sponsors of the Nigerian Women Basketball League has lauded D’Tigress for picking quarterfinal ticket at the ongoing FIBA AfroBasket championship taking place in Dakar, Senegal.
D’Tigress walloped Tunisia 75-26 in the group’s opening match and also made a mincemeat of Cameroon 106-39 to book a quarterfinal place in the continental basketball competition.
Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank, Ebenezer Onyeagwu, said the feat achieved so far by D’Tigress was not a surprise.
“We are aware that our girls are the best in Africa. We congratulate the team for getting this far but it is obvious that the tournament is just beginning for top teams like Nigeria.
“The higher you go, the tougher it gets and so we expect D’Tigress to double their efforts in the final stages so that the trophy will come back to Nigeria.
“D’ Tigress have a crop of professionals, some of whom were part of the Zenith Basketball League which we have sponsored for 15 years running. We are confident that the team has all it takes to go all the way in Senegal.”