The new head coach of Nigeria's D'Tigers, Alex Nwora is excited that Nigeria Basketball Federation,have entrusted him with the job, and he is eager to work very hard to win with the Nigerian team, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Nwora replaces Will Voigt, who led Nigeria to their first-ever continental title two years ago in Tunisia, and the former Cape Verde coach admits that the task of defending the title next month will be tougher but he is confident of getting it right with the team.
The 2017 FIBA AfroBasket championship will hold from the 8th of September to the 16th in Senegal and Tunisia.
Nigeria are drawn in Group A, alongside DR Congo, Mali and Cote d'Ivoire.
"I am not new to African basketball having worked with Cape Verde," Nwora told FIBA.com.
"Nigeria’s talent pool is enormous and I will do my best with my assistants to give a good account. As defending champions, the task is even more difficult because every team will come prepared to dethrone you.”
Nigeria are expected to begin preparations to defence of their African title on Saturday, August 12th.