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Nigeria Fires D’Tigress Coach, Sam Vincent

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The Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF, has fired Head Coach of the Senior Women’s Basketball team, Sam Vincent due to lack of commitment to the team.

The American’s appointment was terminated on Friday following extensive consultations and assessment of the team’s progress in camp ahead of the 2018 FIBA Women World Cup in Tenerife, Spain.

NBBF President, Engineer Musa Kida, disclosed in a letter that “the decision was taken in the best interest of all parties involved and the long term interest of the D’Tigress.” As they prepare for the FIBA World Cup in Spain.

Vincent, 55, was fired due to his “numerous conflicting commitments” which affected his duties as the coach of the team.

The letter stated in part that, “The NBBF has been monitoring the situation in Atlanta closely and we are not satisfied with a lot of things. You left the National Women’s Team Camp in Atlanta since Friday 27th July, 2018, without permission from anybody and you have continuously remained absent.”

The 2017 Afrobasket winner was found guilty of abandoning the team due to other conflicting professional engagements within the United States of America where the team is currently camped.

“Be informed that you are hereby relieved of your appointment as our National Women’s Coach, to allow you concentrate better on your other activities,” the letter stated.

NBBF however thanked Sam Vincent for qualifying the team for the World Cup by winning the 2017 Afrobasket Championship in Atlanta and wished him all the best in his future endeavors.

Vincent will be compensated for his services while at the helms, the letter also clarified.

D’Tigress assistant coach, Peter Ahmedu has been placed in charge pending the appointment of a new coach on or before the World Cup.

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Kobe Bryant Death, What You Need To Know

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The resigned N.B.A. star, 41, and his little girl Gianna were among nine individuals in a helicopter that slammed close Calabasas, Calif. A school baseball trainer and his better half and girl were likewise slaughtered.

The experts in Los Angeles County said it could take a few days to recoup bodies from the accident site, as the helicopter slammed in unpleasant territory.

This is what you have to know:

This is what we know so far about the accident.

The specialists said it could take a few days to recoup the bodies from the accident site.

Bryant and his girl were en route to a foundation where he instructed her group.

Bryant was viewed as probably the best player in N.B.A. history.

Fans accumulated rapidly at Staples Center, where Bryant conveyed titles with the Lakers.

A school baseball trainer, alongside his better half and little girl, likewise kicked the bucket in the accident.

At various times players offer their feelings of appreciation.

Bryant was among the travelers voyaging locally available the helicopter. Nine individuals kicked the bucket in the accident, including the pilot, said Alex Villanueva, the Los Angeles County sheriff, during a news gathering.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it sent a group to California on Sunday evening.

Daryl Osby, the Los Angeles County fire boss, said the accident site was hard to get to and that firemen needed to climb to the region.

It was not promptly clear what number of travelers the helicopter was endorsed to ship, and fire authorities said it was not quickly evident whether the helicopter was over-burden.

The N.B.A. sent an affirmation of Bryant’s and Gianna’s demises to all groups and class representatives Sunday evening, as indicated by two individuals acquainted with the report.

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D’Tigers Hold On To African Top Spot and Dropped one spot In The World New FIFA Ranking

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Nigeria’s D’Tigers dropped one spot from their 32nd position to 33rd in the most recent FIBA world ranking discharged on Thursday.

D’Tigers are one of the 47 groups that dropped in the ranking regardless of having fit the bill for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China.

The 2017 FIBA AfroBasket sprinter up, D’Tigers amassed 292.8 focuses to hold their status as the best group in Africa.

Angola climbed one spot from third to second in Africa and one too in the world ranking from 37 to 36 recording 266.0 focuses in the wake of winning every one of the three of their amusements in the African Qualifiers – on home soil in Luanda – to likewise punch their ticket to China 2019.

Senegal involves the third position in Africa with 261.2 focuses to complete 39th in the world ranking.   Tunisia and Egypt kept up the fourth and fifth place to be positioned 51st and 52nd separately in the world ranking.

Different nations in the African best ten are Cameroon who climbed five places in 6th place (58th in the world), Morocco (60th in the world), Mali (67th in the world) Cote D’ Ivoire (68th in the world) and Central African Republic (35th in the world).

In the world ranking, USA remains the best group in the world and they are trailed by Spain, France, Serbia, and Argentina in the main five. Lituania, Slovenia, Greece, Croatia, and Australia finished the main ten.

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