The Nigeria Basketball Federation has opted not to renew the contract of William Voigt as Coach of D’Tigers ahead of the 2017 AfroBasket Championship.
Voigt led Nigeria to its first ever AfroBasket Men’s championship in 2015 defeating African heavyweights Angola in the final.
In an announcement on its official twitter page, the Federation tweeted on Wednesday that a new Coach will be “announced tomorrow.”
New coach to be announced tomorrow pic.twitter.com/Si3ynfKIcE
— #NBBF (@nbbfonline) August 9, 2017
Meanwhile, insiders of the Musa Kida-led board believe former Nigeria International, Alex Nwora will take the helms when the Championship tips off on the 8th.
BREAKING: Alex Nwora will be named the head coach of D’Tigers for AfroBasket 2017 pic.twitter.com/QLZYfhkrMb
— Nigeria Basketball (@NigeriaBasket) August 8, 2017
Nigeria gets their title defence – in the Championship to be co-hosted by Tunisia and Senegal – underway in Group B against Côte d’Ivoire (8th), Mali (9th) and DR Congo (10th).
Voigts, 40, who worked as former San Antonio Spurs video Coordinator was hired by the NBBF under the leadership of Tijjani Umar in 2015.
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