Aderemi Ready for final as Zenith B’ball League resumes


The head coach of Mountain of Fire Women Basketball team, Adewunmi Aderemi, has expressed his team’s readiness for the final phase of the Zenith Women’s Basketball League expected to resume on Saturday in four centres.

Aderemi, populary known as Owolo, on Thursday said his ladies would not relent in putting up an impressive show as they did in the first phase.

The MFM ladies won all matches to emerge tops in the Akure centre tagged South East centre with Delta Force, IGP Queens, Coal City Queens, First Deepwater and Sunshine Angels.

“We are ready for the second phase. It is going to be as tough as ever but I am optimistic we are going to win again. Our target is the final phase in Lagos and we will make it,” he said.

While teams are expected to arrive on Friday (today), they would depart on September 13, a day after the second phases.

Other centres are South West (Ibadan), North West (Zaria) and North Central (Abuja).

In Ibadan, the indoor sports hall of the Liberty Stadium will host First Bank, Dolphins, Oluyole Babes, Ogun Babes and Ekiti Angels.

Zaria is the base of the North West centre, which hosts Taraba Hurricanes, Kebbi Angels, Adamawa Angels, Zamfara Babes, Exousia Angels, GT 2000 Queens, Nigeria Army Amazons and AHIP.

North Central base is Abuja with Nigeria Customs, Benue Princess Plateau Rocks, Nasarawa Amazons, Blackgold Queens, Air Warriors Babes, FCT Wings and Kanem Queens of Borno competing for honours.

Defending champions First Bank, Dolphins, MFM and Nigeria Customs are some of the teams yet to lose any match in the 2019 edition of the annual competition.

The Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank, Ebenezer Onyeagwu, urged all participants to be of good conduct.