Nigeria Basketball Federation President Kida

Hughley with Chinese Taipei Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Despite changing the head trainer, Nigeria’s Basketball Federation Head Musa Kida believes there is enough time for the country’s National Women’s Basketball Team to arrive at this year’s World Cup in the right condition.

Nigeria’s team nicknamed the D-Tigress, saw Sam Vincent replaced with Otis Hughley last week after the Federation and Vincent fell out.

While Hughley’s capture is a great hire, given his extensive coaching experience including a stint with the NBA’s Sacramento Kings and national team duties with Chinese Taipei, the timing of the change has become an issue.

The 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup takes place in Spain from September 22-30 and Nigeria has been handed a tough group phase lineup facing Argentina, Australia and Turkey.

However, Kida shares a different opinion saying to, “We still have about 50 days to train and get ready for the competition and we are confident that the time frame will be enough for any good coach to train and shape a team into a strong contender”.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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