Former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has commended Nigeria’s national basketball team, D’Tigers, on their 23-point win over the fourth-ranked international basketball team in the world, Argentina.
Saraki spoke in a tweet on his verified Twitter handle: @BukolaSaraki, shortly after the win on Monday.
He stated that the nation’s men’s basketball team, who over the weekend became the first African side to defeat the United States of America, continue to make the entire nation proud.
He tweeted: “Another inspiring performance by D’Tigers (@NigeriaBasket) on the road to the #TokyoOlympics! Well done guys, you keep making the entire nation proud!”
Saraki, who is an avid basketball fan, has over the years advocated for more sporting opportunities for young Nigerians, stating that Nigeria needs a concerted effort to boost its sporting economy, grow new talents and prioritize investing in the potential of its young people.