Nigeria’s Ambassador to host D’Tigress on Sunday

Pius Ayinor

Nigeria’s envoy to the Republic of Cameroon, Ambassador Gabriel Abayomi Olorinsakin will host Africa’s back-to-back champions D’Tigress Sunday night. The dinner is billed to hold after the final match between Nigeria and Mali in the 2021 Afrobasket for Women rounding in Yaoundé.

The Nigeria Embassy officials in the Cameroonian capital have confirmed the get together for the Nigerian ladies that have put the entire continent under their feet. D’Tigress have remained unbeaten against all African teams in every competition on the continent and even in Europe since 2017. The party is to say “thank you ladies and the Nigeria Basketball Federation for making Nigerians very proud.”

Ambassador Olorinsakin who had served Nigeria in recent years as the Chief of Defence Staff has been of great support to the team since they arrived in Yaoundé last week. The Ambassador and his staff have supported the team from the stands at the stadium; visited the team’s Yaahot Hotel residence to check on them and have supplied baskets of fruits and other goodies to team on a daily basis.

The players in turn have repaid the Embassy and Nigerians in full by diligently winning their matches in most seamless form never seen in previously in African basketball.

Nigeria defeated eternal rivals Senegal 63-63 on Friday to get to the final while Mali slide over hosts Cameroon 51-50 to make the final after their last 12 years ago.

The match tipoff is at 6pm local time (the same time in Nigeria).