Nigeria Basketball Federation Dedicates D’Tigers Wins Over US & Argentina To The Late Sound Sultan
The late musician, a well known basketball fan, helped develop the game in Festac area of Lagos.
He died following a 4-year battle with angioimmunoblastic t-cell lymphoma.
Following the Nigerian basketball team’s comfortable win over Argentina on Tuesday, 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.
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
— #NBBF (@nbbfonline) July 13, 2021