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After months of strife with authorities, members of the Nigerian National Women’s Basketball Team (D’Tigress) have received bonuses due them can report.

D’Tigress embarked on a strike demanding payment of monies owed them after competing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2021 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket.

Nigeria v France in Tokyo Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Nigeria emerged winners of the Women’s AfroBasket-African Nations Basketball Championship-held in Cameroon with a win over Mali for its third straight title.

However, the team wasn’t financially compensated forcing them to demand payment from the Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF) and Nigeria’s Sports Ministry.

Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Ghana’s biggest basketball portal can report each member of the playing unit has received $9,500 per communication released by the Nigerian Central Bank.

The players were paid monies raised through the Adopt A Sport Initiative Nigeria’s Sport Ministry used to generate sponsorship for its national teams.

Nigeria has emerged as the most dominant force on the African continent the past decade making multiple appearances at the Olympics and Basketball World Cup.

At the 2019 World Cup, Nigeria made it to the quarterfinals but lost to eventual Champions USA.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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