The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has sacked Sam Vincent as head coach of the senior women’s basketball team.
The NBBF said the decision was taken after assessing the team’s progress in camp ahead of the 2018 FIBA Women World Cup.
Musa Kida, NBBF president, said the conflicting commitments of Vincent has continued to affect his duties as coach of D’Tigress.
The coach was found guilty of abandoning the team to attend to other professional engagements.
The basketball federation said the team needs a coach who will spend more time in camp preparing for the World Cup scheduled to take place in Spain.
“The NBBF has been monitoring the situation in Atlanta closely and we are not satisfied with a lot of things,” Kida said in a letter addressed to Vincent.
“You left the National Women’s Team Camp in Atlanta since Friday July 27, 2018, without permission from anybody and you have continuously remained absent.
“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 board of NBBF promised to compensate Vincent for services rendered while with the team.
Vincent qualified Nigeria for the World Cup by winning the 2017 Afribasket Championship in Atlanta.
D’Tigress assistant coach, Peter Ahmedu, will take charge of team’s preparation for the World Cup and will be assisted by Sola Shomala until a new coach is appointed.