NBBF dedicates D’Tigers wins over US & Argentina to late Sound Sultan

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

NBBF dedicates D’Tigers wins over US & Argentina to late Sound Sultan

Sound Sultan 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.

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.


The late musician, a well known basketball fan, helped develop the game in Festac area of Lagos.

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