By Ishola Owolabi
Basketball fans and lovers of the waves-making Nigeria women's senior national team, D'Tigress, have been expressing their excitement and happiness over the new jerseys of the Afrobasket champions, since it was unveiled few days ago by AFA Sportswear company.
D'Tigress would be taking to the courts in the new resplendent and beautiful jerseys during the Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament, taking place in Antwerp, Belgium, as they battle against Senegal, USA and host Belgium, on the road to Paris.
Renowned for its unique and refreshingly different styles and designs in the sports and leisure wears industry, Afasports, a Lagos-based Pan-African brand were equally credited for kitting the Nigeria men and women's senior basketball teams to the last Olympic games.
According to Afasports' products designer, Njamanze Nzeigwe, the fabrics were sourced locally and tailored to give the players the needed a light and refreshing comfort and edge during games.
Abia State based basketball coach, Afam Daniels, can't stop gushing in excitement, as he described the new jerseys, as beautiful and inspiring.
"Our ladies would enjoy playing in the new jerseys, as you can see, the colours are bright and attractive. I believe it'd encourage and inspire them to go out and compete confidently against their opponents," he enthused.
Speaking on the new jerseys, basketball enthusiast, Kayode Samuel, said he can't wait to get the new jerseys for his two teenage daughters who are budding basketball players.
" My daughters haven't stop talking about the new jerseys for D'Tigress. They love basketball, and they want me to buy the jerseys of their idols for them. And of course, that shows our girls, would shine in the new jerseys. On behalf of other lovers of the game, we say, thank you to Afasports. I can't wait enough to get the jerseys," he remarked.