Nigeria’s National Basketball teams D’ Tigers and D’ Tigress quest for an olympics medal has been given further boost by another corporate organization Fidelity Bank.
The bank has extended support to the male and female National Basketball teams by doling out $30,000 (about N15 million).
Following a pitch by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare, Access Bank, Zenith Bank and Guarantee Trust Bank had collectively given $200,000 to the team last week.
The Banks’ gesture followed an appeal by the Minister for Corporate Bodies to adopt athletes and teams, even as the male team, D’Tigers climbed to world’s number four position following their impressive win over top ranked United States.
The $30,000 is to be jointly shared by D’Tigers and the female team, D’Tigress.
Dare said the gesture will spur the teams to perform well in Tokyo.
The Minister had also intervened to secure the release of the team’s kits at the Port.