The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has dedicated the D’Tigers’ victories over Team USA and Argentina to late Nigerian artist Sound Sultan.
Sound Sultan died early on July 11th, while the Nigerian basketball team was celebrating a historic 90-87 win over Team USA in an Olympic friendly.
After a four-year fight with angioimmunoblastic t-cell lymphoma, he died.
The Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF) took to its verified Twitter page following the Nigerian basketball team’s comfortable win over Argentina, the world’s
”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.
We dedicate the victories against US & Argentina to late Olanrewaju Fasasi (@Soundsultan)
You saw this day coming when Nigeria would become a dominant force in global basketball
Ironically, the day we won against @usabasketball, that was when you gave up the ghost
The late musician, a devoted basketball aficionado, assisted in the development of the sport in Lagos’ Festac neighborhood.