Jahlil Okafor, an American-Nigerian professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA), is backtracking his steps to Nigeria.
The NBA player is born to an Igbo father, Mr Chukwudi Obika Okafor and an African-American mother, Dacresha Lanett Benton.
Jahlil Okafor has decided to serve his fatherland by joining the Men’s Basketball team in Nigeria ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Nigeria’s basketball federation took to Twitter to make the announcement and welcome their new team member. It says,
“New Orleans Pelicans centre Jahlil Obika Okafor will play for Nigeria this summer in the 2020 Olympics”.
New Orleans Pelicans center Jahlil Obika Okafor will play for Nigeria this summer in the 2020 Olympics.
Welcome Jah! 🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/wwXNG0s1ec
— D’Tigers | Nigeria Basketball (@NigeriaBasket) February 24, 2020