Zenith Bank League: F’Bank take on BlackGold as quarter finals start

Pius Ayinor

The Sports Minister Sunday Dare was on the stands as Air Warriors defeated Dolphins 79-57, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. It was the most contested match of all games so far played in the Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League Final 8 playoffs.

The Quarter Finals will tip off on Tuesday at the National Stadium, Lagos with First Bank taking on BlackGold of Abuja who finished bottom of Group B by 10am.

Champions First Bank on the back of their unbeaten run in the national league way back to 2016 will hope to take a step towards winning another title.

Air Warriors with a pack of tall ladies having finished top of Group B will tackle Plateau Rocks who have failed to win a game at this Final 8 playoffs.

The new comers Nigeria Airforce team will again depend on the trio of double-double Queen, Murjanatu Musa, veteran player Blessing Kasham and Chinwe Okah in their quest to qualify for their first ever semi-final.

The third game of the day will be between Dolphins and Delta Force. This could be another thriller.

Last quarter finals game promises to be explosive between two evenly matched sides, the Nigeria Customs ladies and the MFM Queens.

It will be a grudge match for MFM who were denied a podium finish in 2018 when they lost to Customs in the third placed game.

The semi finals matches will be played on Wednesday.