The Nation (Nigeria)

Fidelity Bank lifts Basketball Teams with N15m


NATIONAL Basketball Teams, D' Tigers and D' Tigress , quest for an impressive outing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics got further boost by Fidelity Bank with another USD30,000 (about N15 million) cash cushion.

Following a pitch by the Minister of Youth and sports Developmen­t , Sunday Dare, Access Bank, Zenith Bank and Guarantee Trust Bank had collective­ly given USD200,000 to the two teams last week.

The Banks gesture followed appeal by the Minister for corporate Bodies to adopt athletes and teams ahead of Toyo 2020.

The Fidelity Bank‘s largesse, according to the Ministry of Youth and Sports Developmen­t, is to be jointly shared by D’tigers and the female team, D’tigress.

The Minister, who had earlier intervened to secure the release of the team's kits hitherto delayed at the Apapa Port in Lagos, said the banks’ gesture will spur the teams to perform well in Tokyo.

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