Away from the rigours on the basketball court as they intensify their preparations for the fast-approaching FIBA Women’s World Cup in Spain, the women’s national team, D’Tigress, have taken time to meet with some of their fans in Lagos.
AFA sports who are the kit sponsors for D’Tigress opened their store in Victoria Island for a ‘Meet and Greet’ session with the African champions who are now hoping to make another big statement at the World Cup.
“It was nice! My teammates and I had a great time at the event, it was fun dancing and connecting with all the supporters who came! Very fun event! Wish we had more time there” Precious Amukamara of D’Tigress said.
On her part, Evelyn Akhator, a former WNBA player for D’Tigress said she was very happy with the idea of meeting fans.
“I think in three to four years, AFA sports will be known worldwide. They have great quality of clothes with different designs and I think we need to embrace the creativity. We have intelligent people that are willing to make things grow in Nigeria and those are the type of people we need,” she said.
AFA has maintained a relationship with the Nigerian Basketball Federation, currently sponsoring D’Tigress women’s basketball team and previously sponsoring D’Tigers men’s basketball team.
“I feel satisfied and fulfilled being part of AFA. It is amazing how far we have come, AFA is part of the future of sports in Africa. Our organic concepts and trends speak to the strength of our culture and innovative spirit. We are excited that people get to experience this.” said Esther Essiet, one of the officials of the kit company.
The event was a combination of lifestyle and sports as there were celebrity appearances from Olisa, Larry Gaga (host), founder of industry night Mathew Ohio, NBBF vice president Babatunde Ogunade and many others from the NBBF and many fans alike.