• will pay special tribute to league ambassadors
Zenith financial institution Plc, sponsors of the annual nationwide women League, on Monday congratulated Nigeria’s female staff, D’Tigress, winning the 2017 FIBA ladies AfroBasket which resulted in Bamako, Mali on the weekend.
D’Tigress accomplished the outstanding feat well-liked by means of beating the defending Champions, Senegal, 65-forty eight in the remaining match to earn Nigeria her 1/3 title within the competitors which used to be the twenty third model. incidentally, Senegal has gained the competitors 11 occasions. Nigeria additionally received the adventure in 2003 and 2005.
The group Managing Director of Zenith bank, Peter Amangbo, on Monday showered praises on the players for going the entire way to make Nigerians proud.
He said: “It was a candy victory for the Nigeria. As sponsors of the national women league, Zenith financial institution is an important stakeholder within the activity and we are comfortable with the feat executed with the aid of D’Tigress
“We salute the exhausting work and determination of the avid gamers and officials of the group especially as a result of they won all their fits in the competition.”
The Zenith bank boss, however, paid special tribute to the three house-based totally gamers who made the travel to Mali for the competition. they’re Nikechi Akashili, Chioma Udeaja and Upe Atosu.
“Let me also congratulate the three important ambassadors of the Zenith women Basketball League- Akashili, Udeaja and Atosu- who joined national camp just after the ultimate of the ultimate 8 in Lagos.
“we are particularly proud that of the home-based gamers invited out of which three sooner or later made the staff. this is just right for our investment in basketball over time and we’re encouraged to do extra.”
D’Tigress began the competition via beating Mozambique 80-69 in their first recreation, whipped Democratic Republic of Congo 84-47 within the 2nd and defeated Egypt 106-72 to emerge the primary group to e-book a spot within the quarterfinal of the competition.
Nigeria also defeated Senegal fifty eight-fifty four in the final group match, blew out Cote d’Ivoire 98-43 in the quarterfinals and pipped Mali forty eight-47 in the semis ahead of beating Senegal sixty five-48 within the last.