Elephant Girls retain Zenith Bank Women Basketball League title

The captain of First Bank Basketball Club, Nkechi Akashili being presented with trophy by the GMD of Zenith Bank, Mr Peter Amangbo

It was an exciting and memorable evening for the defending champions, First Bank Basketball team as they comfortably defended the title they won last year after defeating Dolphins in the final of the Zenith Bank Women Basketball League.

Although, a frantic effort to outrun their opposition by Dolphins led Veronica Charles in the third and fourth quarters of the game did not yield the needed result as First Bank proved their mettle by holding on for the victory with 84 points to 66 points.

However, in the third-place game played between Customs Basketball and MFM basketball team ended with 57 – 49 in favour of the border girls. The Final Six final match was witnessed by basketball enthusiasts not leaving out businessmen and women alike. The event started only on Sunday and the two finalists will represent Nigeria next week in continental basketball competition.

Meanwhile, Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Zenith Bank, Peter Amangbo, reiterated the Bank’s commitment towards continuous support for Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF).

Speaking at the final of the 14th edition of the women’s league sponsored by the bank, Amangbo said it was no longer a sponsorship but a partnership that would stay for many more years.

Amangbo expressed his happiness on the level of the competition this year despite the fact that it was an abridged league.
“I want to assure everyone that it is no longer a sponsorship, but a partnership with the NBBF that will last for long.
“I want to appeal to all the players to be more dedicated and focused on their careers and also look up to the future.”

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