24 May 2012

NIGERIA : Zenith Bank Female League Final Dunk-Off May 31

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) yesterday announced May 31 as the dunking-off date for the final phase of the 2011/12 Zenith Bank Female Basketball League.
The annual championship, scheduled for the in-door hall of the National Stadium, Lagos, would end June 9.
Francis Gbiri, the NBBF Secretary, said that plans had been concluded to host the final phase of the competition.
"NBBF is ready and all necessary arrangements to make sure there are no flaws had been put in place, without doubt, the final is going to be successful," he said.
Gbiri said the former national coach, Agoola Pinhero, had been appointed to coordinate the championship.
The NBBF official said the final phase subsidy had been paid to all the teams featuring in the competition, to enable them to prepare well for the final play-off.
Gbiri said all the referees to officiate at the competition had been appointed
The first and second phases of the league were held in Kaduna and Ilorin respectively.
Gbiri said defending champions, First Deepwater Basketball Club of Lagos, topped the table at the end of the second phase in Ilorin, followed by Lagos-based First Bank Club.
The Sunshine Basketball Club of Akure was third on the chart, at the end of the second phase in Ilorin.
The teams competing in the final of the competition are First Deepwater of Lagos, First Bank of Lagos, Dolphins of Lagos, Sunshine Angels of Akure and Delta Force of Asaba.
Others are AHIP Queens of Kano, Immigration of Kano, Customs of Lagos, Plateau Peaks and FCT Angels. (NAN)

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