First Bank, MFM ladies for Zenith Bank Basketball playoffs

Six teams from the Enugu and Abuja centres have booked their places in the national playoffs of the Zenith Bank Women Basketball League holding in Lagos. The competition will begin on Sunday.

Following days of competition in the Atlantic Conference (Enugu) and Savannah Conference (Abuja), six qualifiers emerged for the Final 6.

In the Atlantic, current league champions, First Bank, Dolphins and new entrants, Mountain of Fire Ministries – all of Lagos booked their places.

Despite a loss in the conference final in Enugu against First Bank, 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.

Customs enjoyed an unbeaten run in the conference phase 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 Final-6 of the Zenith Bank League will start on the 4th of November and end on the 7th with the winner and first runners up representing Nigeria at the 2018 FIBA Africa Club Championship for women.