Musa Kidda, the caretaker president of the Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF), has expressed his gratitude to the men’s national basketball team, D’ Tigers for representing Nigeria “very well” at the on-going Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
They had lost earlier in the tournament to Australia and Germany, but D’ Tigers, a team comprised entirely of players making their debut at the Olympics, gave good accounts of themselves.
This gives good hope of greater things to come from the African champions.
“It’s been such a long journey in such a short time,” began a message from the NBBF boss. “You have all done very well as athletes, coaches and technical staff within the context of challenges we had to overcome.
“As President of NBBF, I would like to personally say thanks to all of you for representing your country Nigeria very well and assure you that Nigeria is proud of your efforts.”
He added: “We need to stay together and continue building on what we have done here as African representatives. We shall definitely do better as we are stronger. Stay safe and strong guys.”