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Air Warriors aim to dominate African basketball, says Oladimeji

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Air Warrior of Abuja took the Nigeria basketball scene by surprise when they won the Zenith Bank Women League on its debut, a feat that made them the fourth team to win the league since it started in 2005. The club also became the first side outside Lagos to win the competition.

But club chairman, Solademi Abdulmajid Oladimeji is not done with the feat set by his ladies, declaring that the team management was doing everything to raise the bar in the domestic scene.

“We are prepared to raise the bar when the new season starts as we are working out things to add a mix of entertainment into women basketball in Nigeria as our little contributions to support what the Nigeria Basketball Federation is doing.

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“We are also setting up an academy for the purpose of grooming our own players from a tender age and imbibe in the culture of Air Warriors.

Lamenting his team’s inability to attend the 2019 FIBA Africa Champions Cup for Women in Cairo, Egypt, Oladimeji says such an ugly incidence would not repeat itself in future if the Warriors get another opportunity to represent Nigeria, adding that the management was doing everything possible to attract corporate sponsorship.

“It was very painful to the entire team that we couldn’t make it to Egypt to represent Nigeria at the biggest club championship for women club after putting everything to become champion of the Nigeria league, but going forward, we want to assure our teeming fans and the entire basketball family that such will not repeat itself should we have another opportunity to represent our great country.

“And to remain one of the top teams in Nigeria basketball, we have also mapped out strategies to attract corporate sponsors for our programmes because we want to continue to strive to be the best among the pack.

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