The defending champions of the Zenith bank Women’s Basketball League, Air Warriors and arch-rivals, Nigeria Customs ladies have reached the finals of this year’s competition from the DSavannah Conference.
At the end of the second Phase of the Conference in Lafia, the two heavyweight justified their rating as they took the rest of the teams to the cleaners.
While Nigeria Customs topped the Conference undefeated, the defending champions finished second with their only defeat coming against the Conference winners.
Consequently, Nigeria Customs and Air Warriors will join the two teams that would emerge from the Atlantic Conference to compete in the national finals to be staged in Lagos.
Air Warriors lost only one game against Nigerian Customs in Lafia as they edged Nigerian Army, Nasarawa Amazons, Plateau Rocks and Kada Angels, who failed to show up for the second phase.
In their final match, Air Warriors defeated Plateau Rocks 60-47 points to book their ticket to Lagos.
Speaking at the end of the Second Phase in the Savannah Conference, Adamu Deshi, who is NBBF’s Zonal Representative North central, appreciated the clubs for their excellent displays.
He also commended the sponsors of the competition, Zenith bank on their commitment to the growth of women basketball in Nigeria.
Deshi also appreciated the Nasarawa State government, and the Patron of the Nasarawa State Basketball Association, the Andoma of Doma, His Eminence, Dr Aliyu Amadu, for making it possible for the state to host the Second Phase.
Meanwhile, attention will now shift to Asaba where the second phase in the Atlantic Conference will begin on October 2.