The perfect run of the Nigeria women's national basketball team, the D'Tigress at the ongoing FIBA Women's Afrobasket 2017 currently holding in Bamako, Mali has been commended by the Youth and Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung.

Dalung has demanded more from the D'Tigress who have won all their three games and are through to the quarter finals.

The Minister expressed happiness with the team's performance so far and urged them to win the trophy.

"The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari sends his warm greetings to you as you know he just arrived from medical vacation yesterday.

"On behalf of sports loving Nigerians, I bring you goodwill and best wishes from Nigeria. We have been following your progress in the Afrobasket 2017 which is the equivalent of the Africa cup Nations in football and we are highly impressed by the victories recorded in your three consecutive games. 

"The federal government will stand by you to ensure that you get all the support needed to bring back the Afrobasket trophy.”