Former captain of the senior men’s national team, D’Tigers, Olumide Oyedeji has signed a three year deal with PEAK Sports.
PEAK Sports is a Chinese sportswear/sports equipment that designs, develops, manufactures, distributes and markets its sportswear products under the PEAK brand.
Oyedeji, who captained the D’Tigers to the 2015 FIBA AfroBasket title in Tunisia said; “I just signed a three year endorsement with PEAK Sports which is one of the top five sports apparel in the World.”
“PEAK Sports signed a contract with the Nigeria national team which is not fulfilled. I’m excited and proud to be part of the PEAK Family and probably looking at the business part of it, having my own line brand. I signed a three year endorsement, the first African athlete to be signed,” Ex-D’Tigers Captain Oyedeji added.
He continued,“I’m looking forward to joining NBA All Stars like; Tony Parker (San Antonio Spurs), George Hill (Cleveland Cavaliers), Lou Williams (Los Angeles Clippers), Matthew Dellavedova (Milwaukee Bucks), Anthony Morrow (Oklahoma City Thunder) and couple of NBA players in the PEAK Family.”
“It’s good to be a brand ambassador for PEAK Sports, a great feeling to be part of it. To be the first African to be recognized by PEAK Sports; that means they know your value”, the former Shanxi Zhongyu player told ACLSports.
Oyedeji is the only African player to ever feature in all major basketball tournaments on the global stage, including Olympic Games, World Cup, Commonwealth Games, All Africa Games, NBA, Euro-League, Asia Championships and South American basketball leagues.
PEAK Sports signed a deal with Nigeria Basketball Federation under Tijani Umar in 2016 for 4 years using the influence of Olumide Oyedeji to break the deal worth about 1.5 to 2 million U.S Dollars which included merchandise, Cash and grant, bonuses, training tours, coaches exchange programme and training, with developing basketball in Nigeria which has not been utilized.
Oyedeji who played in China for 8 years was a well known name in China where he played with Beijing Ducks, Liaoning Pampam, Qingdao Eagle, Shanxi Zhongyu and Foshan Lions.