Air Warriors win Zenith Bank Women Basketball League title

Air Warriors of Abuja are the new Zenith Bank Women Basketball League champions after defeating MFM of Lagos in a tough final at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos on Thursday. The Nigeria Airforce ladies held off MFM’s spirited fightback to win 57-53 points as they claim their first-ever national women’s title. Henry Oroh,  the Executive Director of sponsor Zenith Bank Plc, congratulated the new champions and expressed satisfaction at the level of competition in the tournament.  Oroh praised all the eight teams in the Final 8…

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Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League:Air Warriors, MFM upset FirstBank, Dolphins

…as newcomers clash in final today    New kids on the block Air Warriors of Abuja produced a valiant effort on Wednesday to reach the final of the Zenith Bank Women Basketball  League National Final 8 by beating perennial champions FirstBank 62-61. Air Warriors will face MFM in the final after the Lagos club defeated Dolphins 58-53 in the second semi-final also on Wednesday. Air Warriors and FirstBank had both won their previous four games in the Final 8 and their semi-final game was billed as the clash of titans.…

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Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League Final 8:First Bank, MFM, Dolphins, others jostle for semifinal tickets

Champions First Bank of Lagos continue their journey towards retaining their Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League title on Tuesday (today) as the quarter-finals of the National Final 8 take place at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos. The nine-time champions will be jostling for semi-final spots along with the seven other teams who have also been participating in the Zenith Bank-sponsored post-season since Friday. The other teams in the Final 8 are Customs of Abuja, Delta Force of Asaba and Plateau Rocks (all in Group A with…

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3 x 3 basketball tourney dunks off Oct 11

Inaugural 3 x 3 basketball competition will dunk off at the Package B of the National Stadium, Abuja on October 11th with 24 male and female teams in attendance. According to the sponsor, Frank Jituboh who doubles as the Coordinator of the National team 3 x 3 squad, the tournament will feature a total number of 18 games lasting a duration of 10 to 20 minutes. He disclosed that the championship which will attract other side funfare will feature Shooting and dunking competitions. Jitubor stated that the winners of the…

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Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League: MFM maintain unbeaten run in Akure

Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Women Basketball club of Lagos have breezed through the second phase of the Zenith Bank Women’s Premier League without a defeat in the four matches played at the Akure Centre, the South East zone. The Shade Olukoya Queens started their march to the third qualifying stage of the league playoffs by walking over Coal City Queens of Enugu in what was supposed to be their first game on Saturday. Another Lagos team, First Deep Waters were no match for the MFM ladies with a…

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B/Ball: Air Warriors top Abuja Zone

Air Warriors Women basketball team havé émerged winners of the Abuja zone of Zénith Bank Women’s Basketball League. Thé Warriors who looked sharper and fitter outplayed Nigerian Customs in thé first two quarters 29-20, 44-30. They  continued with domination in subsequent quaters to bring thé curtain down on third place winner of thé championship at 65-46 and 80-56. Other two qualifiers from thé zone are Plateau Rocks and Black Gold Queens. Speaking after thé victory Chairman of Warriors, Alhaji Abdulmajid Solademi said the victory was à result of long camping…

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Zenith Women’s Basketball League: Ogun Babes pick final qualifiers slot in Ibadan

The Ogun Babes Women’s basketball team on Wednesday at the Liberty Stadium, Ibadan picked the Final national qualifiers ticket of the ongoing Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League. It was not a feat achieved easily as the team had to endure a highly competitive match to pip Oluyole Babes 74-73. The one point victory was recorded in an entertaining tie which was a winner-takes-all for both sides. Coach Peter Akindele of Ogun Babes said he was elated with the development which came at the home of the Oluyole Babes. “My players…

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Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League: Coaches lament heavy defeats in 2nd phase

Two coaches of Women Basketball teams have bemoaned the heavy defeats suffered by their teams in the second phase of the Zenith Bank-powered Women’s Basketball League which started in four centres at the weekend. In the first round of games at the Liberty Stadium, Ibadan, which is for South West centre, Ogun Babes lost 110-30 to First Bank basketball team. The whopping 80-point win did not go down well with coach Peter Akindele, who led the Ogun State team to the competition.  In the second match, Ogun Babes also lost…

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Zenith Women’s B’ball League starts today

The annual Women’s Basketball League enters second phase today in four centres across the country. In the Akure centre, the MFM Queens won all matches to emerge tops in the centre tagged South East centre with Delta Force, IGP Queens, Coal City Queens, First Deepwaters and Sunshine Angels also on parade. Other centres are South West (Ibadan), North West (Zaria) and North Central (Abuja). In Ibadan, the Indoor Sports hall of the Liberty Stadium will host First bank, Dolphins, Oluyole Babes, Ogun Babes and Ekiti Angels. Zaria is the base…

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Australia beats USA for first time ever in basketball

Boomers fans can dare to dream about a basketball World Cup medal after Australia scored a massive upset win over the United States in Melbourne. Australia had never beaten Team USA in 55 years, but shocked the world champions at Marvel Stadium on Saturday with a 98-94 victory. It raises hopes of finally bringing home their first medal at either a World Cup or Olympics, with their first match against Canada in China on September 1. “This is huge for us,” said veteran centre Andrew Bogut. “It’s a friendly so…

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