Basketballghana.com gathers the Nigerian Female National Basketball Team (D’Tigress) has been rewarded 25,000,000 Naira ($60, 123, 571) for winning the 2021 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket.
The title win marked Nigeria’s third title in a row for the West African nation; Nigeria beat Mali 70-59 in the final with host nation Cameroon coming in third place ahead of Senegal.
The reward is from the Presidential office of the Federal State of Nigeria and comes at a time where the team is enjoying its latest success.
Nigeria wrapped up qualification to the 2022 Women’s Basketball World Cup to be hosted in Australia from September 22 to October 1.
12 nations have qualified to the tournament and Nigeria is Africa’s sole representative after beating France and Mali to book its place in Sydney.
Late last year, members of the team protested failure by the Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBFF) to settle outstanding payments for the team’s participation in the Olympics Games in Tokyo. The payments were settled later on.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter