Basketballghana.com gathers Nigeria’s Men’s Basketball Team will play out its final round of qualification games to the 2021 FIBA African Nations Basketball Championship (AfroBasket) under an interim Coach.
Former Georgia Tech University Point Guard Mfon Udofia is set to lead D’Tigers in qualifying games to be played from February 12 to February 21 in Monastir, Tunisia.
This comes on the back of Nigeria’s Basketball Federation announcing Head Coach Mike Brown won’t lead the team in Tunisia due to his commitment to NBA side Golden State Warriors.
Assistant Head Coach Alexander Nwora won’t also be available due to his commitment to Erie Community College during next month’s qualifiers.
Udofia was part of Nigeria’s coaching staff at the 2019 Basketball World Cup and is an Assistant Coach at NBA Gatorade League side College Park Skyhawks.
Nigeria leads Group D with maximum points from winning all three games in the previous window ahead of South Sudan, Mali and Rwanda. The West African nation won the 2015 AfroBasket.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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