The Nigerian males’s basketball workforce, D’Tigers paid tribute to the late Nigerian singer Sound Sultan earlier than a pre-Olympic recreation on Wednesday, July 14, 2021.
To pay their respects, D’Tigers gamers wore white t-shirts with the late singer’s picture and identify printed on them.
As well as, the musician was honoured with a second of silence throughout the area.
Earlier in a put up, Nigeria Basketball made a put up on Instagram describing Sound Sultan as a member of the family of the workforce.
“We misplaced a member of our household this week. D’Tigers will honour the nice Sound Sultan with these warmup shirts tonight. RIP. Your legacy will dwell eternally,” the NigeriaBasketball workforce mentioned within the put up on Instagram.
Born Olanrewaju Fasasi, the 44-year-old singer died on Sunday after “a hard-fought battle with Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma”.
He was buried in New Jersey, U.S. on Sunday (the identical day he died) in response to Muslim rites amidst tears and tributes.
Sound Sultan was a die-hard basketball fan. In Lagos and Nigeria, he aggressively promoted the game.
In his condolence message to the Fasasi household and the music business, President Muhammadu Buhari mentioned the singer “was sort, beneficiant, and deeply obsessed with points within the nation, which mirrored in his music and artwork, and as an avid basketball fan, he made telling contributions to the event of native basketball within the nation.”
Following the demise of the African Basketball League, Sound Sultan teamed up with the Continental Basketball League’s organizers to turn into a workforce proprietor of the Lagos Metropolis Stars (2017 champions) and a league leisure facilitator.