By Johnny Edward:
D'Tiger coach Will Voigt, 40, is confident he will sign a new contract to continue coaching the team, reports Completesportsnigeria.
American Voigt, who led Nigeria to their first-ever continental title at AfroBasket 2015 and also guided the team to the 2016 Rio Olympics, was in charge of the team on a temporary basis but wants the job permanently.
Currently coaching in China with CBA side Shanxi Dragons, Voigt is targeting another title at FIBA AfroBasket in Congo-Brazzaville.
"I am very hopeful of getting everything in place soon with the federation so I can begin the preparations for the AfroBasket this summer," he told FIBA.com.
"I've said all along I would love for the position to be full time, to be able to invest all of my time and effort on growing the game in Nigeria and that's from the bottom up, from the grass roots system, working with our youth teams, doing clinics, working with our coaches.
"That's how I would like to see that job. As of right now, the job has only been part-time and for qualifying tournaments."