Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, stated that the current outstanding performances of D’Tigers, the senior men’s basketball team in Nigeria, are a confirmation that there will shortly be a revolution in the growth of Nigerian basketball.
Reports from Flashywap states that this statement was made by Dare when the NBBF President, Eng. On Tuesday,
after coming back from the just-concluded Afro Basketball Championships in Kigali, Rwanda,
where D Tigers did win all their league games, Musa Kida paid the Minister a courteous visit.
“My role is constant that Nigeria has skills and competencies in several other sports other
than football, and our rise in baskeball is no longer stoppable,” the minister stated.
“That supremacy has been proven.
We are both male and female African champions.
We’re steered for the Olympics, never before and that indicates that basketball has come to stay further than football.
We are the Champions of Africa and we are the world’s leading team.
We are pleased that good board members and managers are in the hands of our team.
We also need competent hands to handle them, beyond the better skills that we have put around each other.
These are the individuals who have fixed their eyes on the podium playing ability to be more glorious and I am confident
that several other Nigerians will participate in the basketball reformation.
We wish to have a Basketball Revolution, at least under me, that goes beyond the National Squad.
We believe that young basketball players will have impactful grassroots uptake to work on
a project that would have a basketball court in at least one Senate suburb in the nation.
This is a dedication provided by the Federal Sports Ministry and the NBBF.
On his key aspect, Engr. Kida stated that good planning, the dedication of the players and the involvement
of one of the top managers in the NBA made Nigerian supremacy possible.
South Sudan, Rwanda and Mali were beaten by D’Tigers in leading group B of the Afro Basketball qualifier series held in Kigali, Rwanda.