MFM in bright start as Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball Final Six begins
Newcomers, Mountain of Fire Basketball Club stunned the crowd at the on-going Zenith Bank National Women Basketball League Final Six play-off yesterday when they defeated Nigeria Customs 58 to 57 in the opening match decided at the Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos.
It was a tension soaked encounter in which the Customs led for the better part of the match, but the MFM ladies took over when it mattered most to win with just one point margin. The victory was the third recorded by the team with just a single point margin.
Coach Aderemi Adewunmi was full of praise for the MFM players who were not given a chance to win any match in the Final Six series.
“No one gave us a chance from Enugu where we emerged for the Final Six, but I am proud of these girls because within a short time they have been able to prove that with hard work, many things can be achieved in sports,” the coach said.
MFM defeated First Deepwater in the crucial final match in Enugu to qualify for the final phase of the competition in Lagos.
Meanwhile, the Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank, Peter Amangbo, has said the outfit was proud of the Women’s Basketball league, which has produced many national team players over the years.
“Zenith Bank is proud of the results Nigeria has posted in continental and global events of the game over the years. The female national team won AfroBasket and also played in the quarterfinal of the World Cup. Most of the players are products of this competition and we expect that the success story will continue in the years ahead,” Amangbo said.
The competition ends of Wednesday.
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