The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has named Alex Nwora as the new coach of the men’s senior national basketball team, D’Tigers.

Nwora will be assisted by Kwara Falcons head coach, Aderemi Adewunmi and Gombe Bulls' Abdulrahman Mohammed who have both guided their teams to the top of the Atlantic and Savannah Conferences of the NBBF organized basketball league.

President of the NBBF, Engineer Musa Kida announced the appointment on Wednesday ahead of the Senior Men’s national team's event expected to commence on Friday, 12th, 2017.

According to Kida, the decision to appoint Nwora who guided Cape Verde to the 2013 Afrobasket where they defeated D’Tigers by 79 points to 76 was borne out of the desire to give qualified Nigerians the opportunity to serve.

“We started this project with the D’Tigress with the appointment of Sam Vincent, Mfon Udoka, Peter Ahmedu and Okworogun Ochuko. There is no point giving out national team jobs to expatriates when we have Nigerians all over the world who are duly qualified to get the job done.”

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