The NBBF boss also disclosed that a two-man task force, which includes him and the Vice President of the federation, who doubles as the Chairman of the Technical committee, Muktar Khaleh, are due to travel to the US to interface with the US-based players and organise friendlies and prospective training tour hosts for the national teams

The President of the Nigerian Basketball Federation, Tijjani Umar, assured Nigerians that the selection would be based on merit as the team hopes to make a return to the Olympics in Rio 2016 by coming tops at the 2015 Afrobasket in Tunisia, having made their debut at the Olympics in London 2012 via the Olympic Qualifying event
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