Sheesha Finance Partners with SportsIcon to Drive Sports NFT Adoption

Sheesha Finance
3 min readAug 17, 2021

When you experience an iconic, barrier-breaking moment in sporting history as a spectator, the thrill stays with you forever so imagine taking that to a whole new level through the power of NFTs.

SportsIcon ( works directly with sporting legends to turn their careers and legacies into NFTs through cinematic quality, athlete-curated, limited edition digital collectibles.

For the first time in history, you can own part of your SportsIcon’s story forever, or trade it and some of the NFTs have inbuilt rewards such as insider-only access to your stars, signed memorabilia, Zoom calls, and even one-on-one meet and greets.

DeFI and Sports NFT

With SportsIcon breaking barriers of its own at a mind-blowing pace, Sheesha Finance is excited to welcome SportsIcon as one of our best-in-class decentralized finance project partners.

The partnership focuses on making sports fans’ dreams come true by combining the power of NFTs with DeFi.

When fans stake on Sheesha, they will be empowered to fund the growth of SportsIcon, be closer to their sports heroes by owning moments from their iconic careers and reap both experience-based and financial rewards.

SportsIcon’s Run So Far

Founder Chris Worsey first explored NFTs with Crypto Kitties. Spurred on by his love of sports, Chris founded Sports Icon in July 2020, gathering an impressive team of cofounders and advisors around him.

SportsIcon is backed by some of the best investors in tech, including:

  • Nas
  • Chad Hurley, the founder of YouTube
  • Roham Gharegozlou, the CEO of Dapper Labs
  • Andrew Bogut, former NBA star and champion

Built on Hedera and with 25,000 people already on its token sale waitlist, SportsIcon is working with the most popular athletes to turn their legacies into NFTs. They launch their IDO on June 23, 2021, via Moonstarter and the whitelist is open till June 21.

Fans can own an expression of their favourite athlete’s career through rare, beautiful, athlete-curated digital art. Each NFT will also feature untold stories from the athlete’s life and career.

SportsIcon has already announced the first two featured “icons,” World Cup champions Gianluigi Buffon and Roberto Carlos. To learn more about their upcoming sale, visit.

“SportsIcon is making tremendous headway in the NFT memorabilia world with some of the most famous names in sports turning their most amazing moments into NFTs,” said Saeed Hareb Al Darmaki, founder of Sheesha Finance. “We are excited to partner with SportsIcon due to their innovation and motivation to truly gamify this experience for all involved. This is another project we believe will make strong headway in the NFT space.”

“We are really pleased to be working with Sheesha Finance. The intersection of NFTs, Defi and sports is going to generate a lot of excitement and innovation in the next few years,” said Chris Worsey, co-founder at SportsIcon. “This partnership will help SportsIcon push the boundaries when it comes to connecting fans to their sporting heroes.”


To be eligible for $ICONS as part of Sheesha Finance Project Partner Token Rewards distribution via smart contract, you will need to buy ERC20 SHEESHA or LP tokens, and stake them on the Sheesha Finance Platform.

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Sheesha Finance is a leading decentralized DeFi Staking Platform allowing for premium cryptocurrency portfolio diversification and rewards. Sheesha Finance rewards investors of any size, from small to large ticket holders, with unlimited DeFi tokens from a diversified portfolio of projects. Sheesha Finance’s easily convertible assets can be freely utilized to maximize rewards and gain exposure to existing and upcoming DeFi projects. With plans to become a member-managed Decentralised Autonomous Organization (DAO), Sheesha Finance is dedicated to upholding full transparency and integrity within the DeFi space.

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