6 July 2021 By Jerry Okugbe –
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare is optimistic that the Nigeria Basketball Team would have a successful outing at the fast-approaching Olympic Games.
The minister who stated this at the Mr & Mrs. D.K Olukoya Women’s Basketball Championship game in Lagos also lauded emerging basketball talents in the country.
He said: “The Olympics will start in a matter of days. The Tigress and the Tigers will play and you know that these two teams are talented. They have represented Africa well. They’ve represented Nigeria well. And we look forward to an excellent performance at the Olympics. Team Nigeria consists of the two basketball teams, male and female.”
On the growth of the sport in Nigeria, he adds:
“And the fact that you see these young ones playing with so much skills shows that the future of basketball in Nigeria is very bright.”