Fidelity Bank has extended support to the male and female of Nigeria’s National Basketball teams by doling out US$30,000 (about N15 million) as a way to further boost the teams’ quest for Olympic medal.
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 US$200,000 to the team last week.
The banks gesture followed appeal by the Minister for corporates 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 US$30,000 is to be jointly shared by D’Tigers and the female team, D’Tigress.
The Minister said the gesture will spur the teams to perform well in Tokyo.