NBBF dumps William Voigt, set to announce new D’Tigers Coach Thursday

NBBF dumps William Voigt, set to announce new D’Tigers Coach Thursday

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.”


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.

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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