Zenith Bank Women League defending Champions, First Bank will face Dolphins in the final of the Zenith Bank Women’s League National Final 6.
First Bank and Dolphins who qualified for the final will also represent Nigeria in the 2018 FIBA Africa Women Club Championship.
First Bank Basketball Club of Lagos proved bookmakers right with an easy win over Nigeria Customs.
The Elephant girls out-shot Customs by 73points to 44 as they dominated the whole 4 quarters 19-14, 18-18, 23-10 and 14-10.
Nkechi Akashili dropped 20 points, 7 assists and 4 rebounds while Okoro Ifunanya came from the bench to contribute 14points and 5 rebounds.
Dolphins overcame their 2017 heartbreak with a commanding 57-44 points win over Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry.
Bintu Badmus who played 32 minutes contributed 19points, 2 assists and 9 rebounds to aid her team’s progress.
Fumnanya Ijeh who was recently invited to the senior women’s team preparing for the FIBA Africa 3×3 cup of Nations also shot 10 points and 5 assists.
Mountain of Fire who were undone by inexperience lost out of a possible place in the final and will now face Customs in the 3rd place play off at 12pm on Wednesday.
It is noteworthy that MFM Women Basketball Club was formed on the 22nd of October, 2018 by respected broadcaster, Godwin Enakhena 24 hours after receiving a letter from the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF). Thus, Shade Olukoya Queens are 2 weeks old.
Dolphins will face defending champions, First Bank at 2pm in the final of the Zenith Bank Women’s League National Final 6.
The Zenith Women Basketball League is the women’s version of the Nigerian Premier Basketball League organized by the 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.
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