UFC welterweight champion of the world, Usman Kamaru has thrown his weight behind the Nigeria national basketball teams ahead of the Tokyo Olympic basketball event.
Usman, fondly called the Nigerian nightmare in a video tweeted by friends of Nigeria basketball called on his supporters to show support for the Nigeria basketball teams.
” It’s time for us to rise up, it’s time to show our support for the Nigerian basketball as they embark on their Olympic journey. Let’s not forget, we are all for one.”
A group of basketball lovers called Friends of Nigerian Basketball is behind the moves to drive support for the D’Tigers and D’tigress at the Tokyo Olympics.
The Nigerian men and women’s basketball teams, the D’tigers and D’tigress will be participating at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a first in Africa.
The D’tigers qualified after emerging as the best African team at the last FIBA basketball world cup in China, 2019, while the D’tigress qualified fro the world Olympic qualifying tournament.