Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League restarts Sept 7

The Nigeria Women’s Basketball League that has been on break after first round of matches is expected to resume this weekend in four centres across the country.

The competition is sponsored by Zenith Bank Plc.

After the Technical Committee meeting and arrival of teams on Friday, September 6, the tip off will take place at the designated four centres on Saturday, September 7.

The centres are: South West (Ibadan), South East (Akure), North West (Zaria) and North Central (Abuja).

In Ibadan, the Sports Hall of the Liberty Stadium will host First Bank, Dolphins, Oluyole Babes, Ogun Babes and Ekiti Angels. Akure is the home of the South East centre with Delta Force, IGP Queens, MFM Queens, Coal City Queens, First Deepwaters and Sunshine Angels.

Zaria is the base for the North West and which hosts Taraba Hurricanes, Kebbi Angels, Adamawa Angels, Zamfara Babes, Exousia Angels, GT 2000 Queens, Nigeria Army Amazons and AHIP.

North Central base is Abuja with Nigeria Customs, Benue Princess, Plateau Rocks, Nasarawa Amazons, Blackgold Queens, Air Warriors Babes, FCT Wings and Kanem Queens of Borno competing for honours.

These teams featured in the first round shortly before the AfroBasket competition which D’Tigress won in Senegal recently.

A release signed by the Secretary General of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Afolabi-Oluwayemi Olabisi states that the second phase will end on September 12 as teams are expected to depart on September 13.

Defending Champions First Bank, Dolphins, MFM and Nigeria Customs are some of the teams that had quality run in the first phase.