The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has dedicated D’Tigers victories over Team USA and Argentina to late Nigerian singer, Sound Sultan.
The late musician, a well-known basketball fan had helped develop the game in Festac area of Lagos but died in the early hours of Sunday, July 11 while the Nigerian basketball team was registering a historic 90-87 victory over Team US in an Olympic friendly after a 4-year battle with angioimmunoblastic t-cell lymphoma.
After the Nigerian basketball team’s comfortable win over Argentina on Tuesday, the fourth-best team in the world, the NBBF wrote on Twitter:
“We dedicate the victories against the US & Argentina to the late Olanrewaju Fasasi (Sound Sultan). You saw this day coming when Nigeria would become a dominant force in global basketball. Ironically, the day we won against Team USA was when you gave up the ghost. RIP.”