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NBBF Appoints Tari Preh U-16 Men’s Team Coach

Posted: Jul 13, 2015 at 5:29 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has selected former International and Ahmadu Bello University basketball icon, Tari Preh, to be the head coach of the National U-16 team preparing for the 2015 Afrobasket taking place in Bamako, Mali from July 30  to  August 8, 2015.

Preh would be assisted by 2013 Afrobasket assistant coach, Ogoh Odaudu. Some young coaches would be invited to understudy the coaching crew as part of the mentorship and succession plan of the federation.

The team are expected to report to camp in Abuja shortly.

Only last week the U-16 women left for Antananarivo, Madagascar, where they are participating in the on-going  2015 Afrobasket U-16 Championship.

Nigeria pulled out of age grade competitions four years ago to check the rampant age falsification scam which has hampered the growth of legitimate talents in the country and which the federation is now working with stakeholders, especially coaches and their umbrella association, to tackle.

The NBBF plans also to look out for agents and scouts involved in this deplorable act.