The second phase of the Zenith Bank National Women’s Basketball League will begin today in Lafia with six teams jostling for the two slots at stake for the grand finale slated for Lagos.
Lafia City Hall, Shendam Road, Lafia, Nasarawa State is the venue of this decisive second phase billed to end on September 24 after a round robin contest.
Already the organisers, the Nigeria Basketball Federation and the sponsors, Zenith Bank have expressed readiness and also gave assurances that the women’s league would be hitch-free all through the week.mCustoms topping with five wins in five games while defending Champions, Air Warriors, came second with four wins in five games.
Plateau Rocks and Nigeria Army with three and two wins respectively in the same number of games will have to double efforts to be in contention for the two tickets available in the zone for the finals billed for Lagos. Nasarawa Amazons (one win) and Kada Stars (no win) respectively are off the radar in the race for finals but will still feature in Lafia for the second face.
All eyes will no doubt be on Customs and Air Warriors for a straight fight on who wins the Savannah Conference also to see if they can maintain their top two position to book tickets to be in the finals in Lagos.
Four teams will feature in the finals next month in Lagos with two more expected to join from the Atlantic Conference.
The second Phase of the Atlantic Conference starts in Asaba, Delta State, on October 2 while the final takes place between October 17 and 21.