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D’Tigress Beg Buhari To Allow Them Go For World Cup

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Players of Nigeria’s national men’s and women’s basketball teams have resolved to seek an audience with President Muhammadu Buhari as they hope for the reversal of the self-imposed two-year ban from international basketball.

On May 12, the Ministry of Youth and Sports announced that President Buhari granted approval that the country should stay away from international basketball due to the lingering crisis plaguing the administration of the game.

It was also stated that basketball on the domestic scene was moribund and there was an urgent need to resuscitate the sport from the grassroots, hence the decision to pull out of international engagements.

That controversial decision was greeted with so much backlash and it led to the withdrawal of D’Tigress from the Women’s World Cup billed for Syndey, Australia in September.

The players noted It is so embarrassing that they qualified for the World Cup and not being allowed to play by Nigerians, not by somebody else outside the country.

They appealed to President Buhari to reconsider the decision in the interest of the youthful generation.

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