Tuesday, July 10, 2012
BASKETBALL: MINISTER OF SPORT CONGRATULATES D TIGERS FOR QUALIFYING FOR LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS
The Minister of Sports Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi have hailed the national basketball team, D Tigers for qualifying for the London 2012 Olympic.
In a letter to the President of the Nigerian Basketball Federation, the minister paid homage to the team for showing unusual passion, discipline and commitment which are hallmarks of the Nigerian spirit.
“With the kind of overwhelming joy that followed this historic achievement across our country where people stayed awake to follow the match, one cannot but feel that perhaps, a revolution is about to happen in Nigerian sports and this may ultimately be a triumph for basketball.”
Chairman of Dolphins Basketball Foundation Mr. Wale Aboderin has said that the qualification of the national team, D’Tigers, for the London Games has re-kindled his interest in the basketball event of the Olympics.