6 teams from the Enugu and Abuja centres have booked their place in the National Final of the Zenith Bank Women Basketball League holding in Lagos.
Following days of competition in the Atlantic conference (Enugu) and Savannah conference (Abuja), 6 Qualifiers emerged for the Final 6.
In the Atlantic, current league champions, First Bank, Dolphins and new entrant Mountain of Fire – all of Lagos – booked their place.
Despite a loss in the conference final in Enugu against First Bank Women basketball, Dolphins still qualified as one of the finalists.
MFM Basketball club led by Coach Aderemi Adewunmi shocked 2017 league runners up, First Deepwater in the 3rd place battle to pick the last available ticket from the Enugu centre.
My girls, MFM Women Basketball club of Lagos have just made me proud by qualifying for the final 6 of the Zenith Women’s Basketball League in Enugu. Nail biting 57-56 points.
They’re called Shade Olukoya Queens. A team I formed in 7 days. God you’re so good. pic.twitter.com/pVVnS3FCyw
— Godwin Enakhena (@genakhena) November 1, 2018
Customs enjoyed an unbeaten ride in the conference phase of the Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League to seal their place.
Plateau Rocks alongside Kaduna Angels also surmounted all obstacles on their way to sealing their spots out of the 12 teams that participated in the Savannah Conference in Abuja.
The National final 6 of the Zenith Bank Women Basketball League will start on the 4th of November to 7th with the winner and first runner up representing Nigeria at the 2018 FIBA Africa Club Championship for women.
The Zenith Women Basketball League is the women’s version of the Nigerian Premier Basketball League organized by the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF).
The league has been sponsored by Zenith Bank for well over a decade now. In October 2018, the NBBF announced its continued partnership with the banking institution for the league. 8 teams started the championship which has now grown to 21 teams.
First Bank, First Deepwater and Dolphins have dominated the competition since inception.
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