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Rivers Hoopers’ Odaudu Wins 2024 Basketball Africa League Coach Of The Year Award

Rivers Hoopers’ Odaudu Wins 2024 Basketball Africa League Coach Of The Year Award

Ogoh Odaudu of Rivers Hoopers was named the 2024 Basketball Africa League Coach of the Year.

Odaudu was announced as the best coach prior to Rivers Hoopers’ third-placed game against Cape Town Tigers on Friday.

He eventually led his team to a dominant 80 points to 57 win against the South Africa side to land an historic third-placed triumph.

Rivers Hoopers became the first Nigerian team to claim a medal at the Basketball Africa League.

Born in Jos, Odaudu played for the junior Nigerian national team at the 1999 FIBA U-19 World Championship.

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The 42-year-old was a member of the Nigerian senior team and played with the team at the 2001, 2003 editions of FIBA Africa Championship. He also played at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

He has been the head coach of Rivers Hoopers since its establishment in 2009, and led the team to three Premier League titles. As such, the team qualified for the 2021 BAL season where he coached at the inaugural tournament.

Since 2019, Odaudu has been an assistant coach of the Nigerian national team. He was an assistant coach at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.


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  • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

    This is one honour well deserved.

    Rivers hoppers may well have made the finals if not for the last second mistiming of Daniel Eke’s alley hoop.

    AlAhly sure wouldn’t have recovered from that 2 pt lead with 1 second to full time.

    To have led this team this far without a functional local league and a tattered NBBF is no mean feat.

    Congrats to coach Odaudu.

    Can anyone argue against the invitation of some of these Rivers Hoopers players (especailly that 16yr old Eke) or their coach to the National Team….absolutely NO

    This is what we ask of our npfl clubs time and again. But no, it is the national team that must be used to develop npfl players….LMAOoo

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