D’Tigress players lament maginalization, hijack of donations made to team



By Emmanuel Okogba

Some members of Nigeria’s female basketball team, D’Tigress have raised alarm over the way they are being maginalized after their Tokyo Olympics outing and their Afrobasket triumph.

D’Tigress who recently defended their Afrobasket title lamented that they are yet to get an invite from the federal government for a presidential handshake in recognition of their efforts.

Some of the players took to social media platform, Instagram to also debunk a statement by Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF, President, Musa Kida that the federation is not owing any players and officials.

Point guard, Promise Amukamara said, “This is far from the truth. The last time we checked, our allowances, stipends, bonuses, Chinese grants, and donations made by banks for players, officials, and volunteers, have still not been paid.”

Corroborating Promise’s comment, forward Ify Ibekwe said “we are owed $73,118 from the NBBF $24,000 from the ministry for the Tokyo grant and $100,000 from donations from three banks in Nigeria.”