D’Tigress revolt, call out NBBF, Presidency, sports ministry

D’Tigress squad at 2021 Afrobasket championship

D'Tigress squad at 2021 Afrobasket championship

Nigerian female basketball players, D’Tigress have vowed to sit out the 2022 FIBA championship over unpaid allowances.

In a viral video, the players called out the Presidency, the Ministry of Sports and the Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF).

According to them, the Nigerian government and its ministry have refused to compensate them after their epic win in 2017,2019 and the 2021 Olympics.

They alleged that the Ministry failed to distribute $100,000 (N41.1million) allowances donated by three banks to Nigeria’s women basketball team for their Tokyo 2020 Olympic participation.

Also, that their allowances, bonuses, training grant worth $4,900 had not been paid.

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