can report Mfon Udofia is the youngest to lead Nigeria’s Men’s Basketball National Team Head Coaching role following his appointment last month.

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Udofia is set to lead D’Tigers in the final round of qualification games to this year’s African Nations Basketball Championship (AfroBasket).

The qualification games are to be played from February 17 to February 21 in Yaounde, Cameroon and Monastir, Tunisia with Nigeria leading the way in Group D and set to play in Tunisia.

Nigeria in action at the 2019 World Cup Photo Courtesy:

Udofia’s appointment is on a temporary basis as a fill in for Mike Brown who is engaged as Association Head Coach with NBA side Golden State Warriors and his deputy Alex Nwora who is Head Coach at Erie Community College.

31 year old former Point Guard Udofia was with Nigeria during the team’s run at the 2019 Basketball World Cup where the West African nation sealed its place at this year’s World Cup with three wins in five games.

Udofia graduated from Georgia Tech University and is an Assistant Coach at NBA Gatorade League side College Park SkyHawks. Nigeria leads Group D with three wins in three games.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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