The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) after the board meeting on Sunday stated that the coaching job of the National men’s team, D’Tigers is open for application.
The board unanimously agreed to this decision after due consultation with the technical committee to open the door to any coach interested to lead D’Tigers to the defense of their All African Games title and the 2015 FIBA Africa Basketball championship in Tunisia.
The coaches interested in job are expected to submit there application to the Nigeria Basketball Federation secretariat in Abuja and the best candidate will be selected after interviews have been conducted.
According to the President of the Nigerian Basketball Federation, Mr Tijjani Umar, the national team gaffer selection will be based on merit as the team hopes to make a return to the Olympics in Rio 2016 by coming tops at the 2015 Afrobasket in Tunisia, having made their debut at the Olympics in London 2012 via the Olympic Qualifying event in Venezuela.
Meanwhile, Umar has also revealed that the men’s and women’s national team will camp in Nigeria ahead of the All Africa Games and the 2015 Afrobasket for men and women.
He stated that the teams will be camped in Abuja ahead of their continental showpiece,so as to bring a level playing field for both the foreign and home based players to compete for a place on the team and also practise in the African atmosphere ahead of the tournaments.