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Team Kogi/Koto Karfe emerged winners of the 9th edition of the Justice Nasir Ajanah Inter-Local Government Area Basketball Championship after beating Team Okene 31-29 at the outdoor court of the Okene Club, in Okene, Kogi State. The winners came from behind after trailing in all the quarters before the Most Valuable Player of the championship, […]
Experienced Delta Force forced their way past the Nigeria Immigration team 62-37 on Wednesday morning to continue their unbeaten start to the 2016 Zenith bank Women Basketball league.
Powered by forward Uju Agbotan’s 23 points and 4 rebounds and 10 points apiece from Esther Igben and Ogoh Bolum, the South-South Queens pulled an unassailable lead against their opponents from the blast of the whistle, running through the 1st quarter with 26-8. Immigration put up a fight in the 2nd quarter limiting Delta force to just 12 points but poor execution on offence meant they themselves put up just 6 points in the quarter.
The 3rd and 4th quarters saw delta Force maintain the status quo with the scores at 13-6, 11-7 respectively, completing a Delta Force dominance. As they retained the 2nd place position in group A behind champions Dolphins.
In other results of the day Nasarawa Amazons defeated Taraba Hurricanes 43-32, while Oluyole babes continued their search for their first win of the campaign, they fell to AHIP Queens of Kano 37-46. FCT Angels came from behind to defeat Sunshine Angels 32-30 in the clash of Angels and GT2000 overcame Zamfara Babes 84-64.
GT2000 vs Oluyole babes
Plateau Rocks vs Nasarawa Amazons
Delta Force vs Zamfara Babes
Sunshine Angels vs Coal city Queens
Customs vs immigration
Benue Princess vs FCT Angels
First bank vs IGP Queens
Dolphins vs First Deepwater
Nigeria’s Top Women basketball league is also billed to jumpball this weekend in Abuja as the 18 league teams in Nigerian Women basketball league converge to play the first preliminary phase of the Zenith Bank Women Basketball league.
With an unusual winner last year, Dolphins Basketball club- winning her first national title, all teams including 9 time champions First Bank Basketball club have fortified their squads to compete for the crown this Season.
Newly appointed head coach of First Bank Basketball club, Peter Ahmedu, who did a massive overhaul of his squad this year said his goal is to win back the pride of the “elephant girls” who lost their title in the finals to Dolphins last July.
“Myself and my back room staff were not with First Bank last year, but losing last season in the finals to Dolphins really hurt the players and the management. I hope to take the team back to where it belongs”
Sixteen teams including Dolphins and First Bank will compete from the 19th-29th of March for ranking points in the regular season in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, to book places in the Playoffs. The other league teams include First Deepwater, Inspector General of Police (IGP Queens) both based in Lagos. FCT Angels, Delta Force, Benue Princess, Plateau Rocks and Sunshine Angels of Akure. With Nigeria Customs Abuja, GT 2000 and Nigeria Immigration-Kaduna, AHIP Queens of Kano and the Oluyole Babes of Ibadan completing the list.
The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has announced that it’s will be starting it’s domestic league season for both Men and Women this weekend of the 18th and 19th of March 2016 respectively.
The men’s DStv Premier Basketball league, which was scheduled to jumpball last weekend will now commence resume today as defending champions Mark Mentors start their title defence against Kada Stars of Kaduna in front of their home fans at the indoor sports hall of the national stadium Abuja. While plateau Peaks host Bauchi Nets and Niger Potters welcome Immigrations to Minna on the Friday fixture. Former triple champions Kano Pillars will host Bauchi Nets in one of 4 fixtures on Sunday in the Savannah Conference at home in Kano.
The Southern Conference also known as the Atlantic Conference will feature just 5 teams of the regular 8 teams this season following the suspension of Lagos Islanders, Lagos Warriors and Union Bank by the NBBF after opting to play in what it described as an illegal league, in the ABL.
The Nigerian Customs team will host newly promoted Royal Hoopers of Port Harcourt in Lagos, while Oluyole Warriors welcome Kwara Falcons in the first of 2 encounters on Friday before playing again on Sunday.
The league is expected to last for 13 weeks with playoffs and finals coming up in June.
The 2015/2016 Zenith Bank Women National League is set to dunk-off next month.
Speaking at the presentation of the 35 million sponsorship cheque to the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), the Group Managing Director, Peter Amangbo expressed the bank’s satisfaction with the growth of the league.
“Today is very important day for us (Zenith Bank) because when we started the sponsorship of league 12 years ago with just 5 clubs, down memory lane, now we have 18 clubs participating in the league, this is very encouraging ” he stated.
He also thanked the media for supporting the Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball league and Zenith bank through the years.
Also speaking, President of NBBF, Tijani Umar revealed that the federation will work hard to ensure that they improve on the league this season.
Speaking further, he thanked the sponsors for their support and believe over the years. Saying that the federation is working hard to not only maintain the standard of the league but to also improve on it’s standard by raising it to an appreciable level.
Umar revealed that 18 million of the 35 million Naira will be shared among the participating clubs.