Nigerian men’s basketball team wears shirts in tribute to Sound Sultan before heavy defeat to Australia

Nigerian men’s basketball team wears shirts in tribute to Sound Sultan before heavy defeat to Australia

The D’Tigers suffered a heavy defeat after the tributes for Sound Sultan.

Nigerian men’s basketball team paid tribute to late Nigerian singer Sound Sultan before their heavy defeat to Australia in a pre-Olympic game in the early hours on Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

Sound Sultan was a huge basketball enthusiast. He played in school and in 2015 acquired a stake in the Lagos Islanders, a Lagos-based basketball club founded in 1984.

He actively worked to promote the sport in Lagos and Nigeria. He died on Sunday, July 11, 2021, after a battle with cancer.

To pay their tribute, D’Tigers’ players filed out for their game against Australia with white shirts with Sound Sultan’s photo printed on the front of them.

The late singer’s name was also printed at the back of the shirts. There was also a moment of silence was held inside the arena in honour of the artist.

After the tribute, the D’Tigers, who have had two big wins against the United States and Argentina, were brought back to earth with a heavy defeat to the third-best team in the world, Australia.

Mike Brown’s side were blown away by a massive 39 points as the Aussies triumphed 108 -69.

Sound Sultan dies of throat cancer at 44

Sound Sultan dies of throat cancer at 44

UPDATED: Sound Sultan, Nigerian musician, is dead | Premium Times Nigeria

SOUND SULTAN DIES OF THROAT CANCER AT 44

He died following a hard-fought battle with Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma, a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which is a group of related cancers that affect the lymphatic system.https://pulsembed.eu/p2em/igitYiV5q/

Recall that in May, it was reported that the artiste was diagnosed with throat cancer in the United States.

He was said to have commenced chemotherapy in one of the hospitals in the country.

Sound Sultan, whose career in show business started in the 1990s, however, died two months later.

The versatile artist is survived by his wife, three children and siblings.

May his soul rest in peace.