The Zenith Bank Nigeria Women’s Basketball League is scheduled to tip off on the October 28 in an abridged fashion.
The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) released a statement stating that the 2018 League season will be held in an abridged format due to the short window before the FIBA Africa Zone 3 Club Championship Zonal elimination begins in November.
A number of 10 teams from the South-west, South-east and South-south will battle it out in Enugu while the remaining nine from the Savannah Conference (North-west, North-east and North-central) will slug it out in Abuja between 28th of October and 2nd of November, 2018
The newcomers Mountain of Fire Women’s Basketball Club will be hoping to be among the three teams each who will qualify from Abuja and Enugu centres to make up the six that will compete in the finals in Lagos between November 3rd and 7th.
The Winner and the 1st runners up will be representing Nigeria at the FIBA Zone 3 Women Champions qualifiers billed for Cotonou between November 12th and 15th.
Speaking to journalist, the Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank, Peter Amangbo, was fill of happiness that the much awaited league is close to tip off.
“We are committed to sports in various ways but the women’s basketball has been one major area we have invested in over the years.
“Zenith Bank is proud that Nigerian basketball especially the women’s game has developed greatly as we all saw during the last World Cup,” Amangbo said
Meanwhile the NBBF President, Musa Kida, was full of praise for the players and coaches who waited patiently for the league.
“We are happy that everything is fine with all stakeholders and we are making progress with the understanding of our sponsors,” Kida said.