The Nigerian Ambassador to Mali, His Excellency, Ken Nwachukwu has promised to give the necessary support to the Nigeria Women’s Basketball team who are in town for the 2017 Afrobasket tournament.

The Nigeria envoy visited the D’Tigress team housed at the Olympe Hotel Friday afternoon ahead of their first group game billed for Friday night.

Ambassador Nwachukwu said the visit before their must win Group B opener against Mozambique was a way of boosting the morale of the team and showing that the Federal Government of Nigeria cares about its citizens everywhere in the world.

According to him, meeting for the first time during the game would be inappropriate, hence the need to come see the team before their first game.

In his remarks, the ambassador promised 100% support for the team during their stay in Mali for the Afrobasket tournament while promising to do everything possible to make their campaign memorable.

“Your mission here is our mission, we are here for you. One of the basic problems Nigerians have when they travel is food. They always want to swallow. We will partner with you in terms of feeding and we are ready to interface with you on any issue. We are happy to see you. It’s always a thing of joy to have our people come around and to have a feel of home.”

While wishing the team the best of luck ahead of their opening game, he promised to have another meeting with the players who were away for training before their game later in the day.