For winning the 2020 Afrobasketball Championships in Cameroon, the Nigerian national women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, will receive a monetary prize of N25 million from the Federal Government.

D’Tigress of Nigeria defeated Mali in the final of the Afrobasketball Women’s Championships in Cameroon last year to capture the title for the third time in a row.

Following the victory, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, proposed that the African queens of the courts be given a token of appreciation for doing the country proud, a request that President Muhammadu Buhari has now approved.

D’Tigress have become a global power in addition to their domination on the continent.

They qualified as Africa’s sole representatives to the FIBA women’s World Cup, which will be held in Sydney, Australia, in September, just last week.

After losing their first game to China, the Nigerian women defeated France, the world’s number five team, and their arch African rivals Mali to qualify for the World Cup finals.