Nigeria’s men basketball team, D’Tigers paid a tribute to the late Olanrewaju Fasisi who is otherwise known as “Sound Sultan.”
The team, before the match against Australia in Las Vegas, wore white shirts with Sound Sultan’s name and image inscribed on the shirts.
A minute of silence was also held for the late songwriter and actor who passed away in the early hours of Sunday after a long battle with throat cancer.
The arena held a moment of silence for Sound Sultan.
RIP 🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/nmZgR0wAbV
— D’Tigers | Nigeria Basketball (@NigeriaBasket) July 14, 2021
Sound Sultan, until his death, was a huge basketball fan, investor and also played the game.
The D’Tigers lost their last exhibition match against the Australians 108-69 having defeated the United States and Argentina previously.
The team will take on Australia on the 25th of this month in their opening fixture at the Tokyo Olympics before taking on Italy and Germany.