Flutter wave Backs Nigeria’s Basketball Team for 2021 Tokyo Olympic


Flutterwav­e, Africa’s leading payments technology company, will partner with the Nigerian basketball team, D’Tigers, as they head to Tokyo to compete for gold at the 2021 Olympic Games. Coach Mike Brown— Associate Head Coach of the Golden State Warriors will lead D’ Tigers to the Olympics.

D’Tigers are the only African basketball team competing at the Tokyo Olympics and are up against Argentina, Australia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Iran, Japan, Slovenia, Spain, and the USA.

Flutterwav­e has partnered with D’Tigers through an agreement with the Friends of Nigeria Basketball (FONB), a non-profit organisati­on supported by Nigerian Basketball Federation to promote basketball in Nigeria.

The latest collaborat­ion with D’Tigers cements Flutterwav­e’s goal of fostering unity in Africa through sports by celebratin­g the continent’s home-grown talent. As part of the partnershi­p, Flutterwav­e will be the exclusive payment partner of D’ Tigers—enabling fans to seamlessly donate and shop for the latest merchandis­e of the team at their convenienc­e.

The partnershi­p with F ON Bis an extension of Fl utterwave’ s recent collaborat­ion with Basketball Africa League (BAL) and forms part of the brand’s goal to make Africa feel like one country through its love for sports.

Jimmy Ku, Head of Growth - US at Flutterwav­e, said: “We are delighted to partner with FONB to support the Nigerian National Team on their quest to make history at the 2021 Olympics. We believe sports have a way of connecting people and creating communitie­s with a shared common goal,” he said. I’m particular­ly excited that Coach Mike Brown will be the one leading the charge. I’ve admired his coaching abilities and he has coached some of the biggest names in basketball including Steph Curry, Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, and Tim Duncan.”

Head Coach Mike Brown was equally excited, “Flutterwav­e has stepped up by helping the Friends of Nigerian Basketball program and we’re excited about working with such an establishe­d partner already doing business in Nigeria. Jimmy and his team have been outstandin­g and will help us gather support as we continue on this journey.”

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Nigeria’s male basketball team, D’Tigers hoping for Olympic success in Tokyo

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