12 October 2006

NIGERIA : NBBF Counts Blessings

The 2006 Zenith Bank sponsored National female basketball League came to an end last weekend with success stories.

But, like Oliver Twist, the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), are appealing for more support from the bank.

Speaking at the closing ceremony of the 2005/2006 league season at the Indoor Sports Hall, National Stadium, Lagos, President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Buba Gyang who was represented by 1st Vice president Dr. Segun Erinle described the competition as a huge success, while urging the sponsor to do more in their efforts to sustain the competition.

"We cannot but thank the sponsor for their relentless commitment towards the development of female basketball in the country" he said
'The league we started together two years ago is gradually growing to maturity and with growing interest among players, coaches and clubsides. I can only hope for more improvement".

First Bank, which won all its seven matches in the league final, were presented a giant trophy in addition to a cash prize of N500,000, while the second placed Dolphins were awarded a cash prize of N300,000 and a trophy.

Eight teams, including the Elephant Girls, the Blue Angels, Dolphins of Abeokuta, Delta Force, Sunshine Angels of Akure, Nigeria Customs of Lagos, Nigeria Immigration, Kano, and the AHIP Queens of Kano started out.

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