Tuesday 13 July 2021

Nigeria Basketball Federation dedicates D’Tigers wins over US, Argentina to the late Sound Sultan

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has dedicated D’Tigers victories over Team USA and Argentina to the memories of Sound Sultan.

The late musician, a well known basketball fan, who helped develop the game in Festac area of Lagos, died in the early hours of Sunday while the Nigerian basketball team was registering a historic 90-87 victory over Team US in an Olympic friendly.

He died following a 4-year battle with angioimmunoblastic t-cell lymphoma.

Following the Nigerian basketball team's comfortable win over Argentina, the fourth-best team in the world, the NBBF took to its verified Twitter page to dedicate the two massive wins to the late singer.

“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,” the tweet read.

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