All is now set for the opening ceremony of the Zenith Bank Women Basketball League, which takes begins tomorrow at the sports hall of the National Stadium, Abuja.
Two games would be played with all the teams already in Abuja on Thursday to battle for the top prize. The teams include the defending champions, Dolphins BC, First Bank, Immigration, Sunshine Angels, First Deepwater, FCT Angels, Coal City Queens, Taraba Hurricanes, Zamfara Babes and Nasarawa Amazons. Others are Oluyole Babes, GT 2000, IGP Queens, Delta Force, Benue Princess, Ahip Queens, Plateau Rocks and Customs, have arrived the venue of the competition.
First Bank was the first to arrive Abuja and that was two weeks ago and have played series of friendly games to put the team in good stead for the competition, while Dolphins are also hoping for a successful title defence.
The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) have assured everyone that the competition will be hitch-free, noting that the teams would give the fans something to cheer about. The NBBF President, Tijani Umar has promised to ensure the league becomes a better commodity, Umar assured that the NBBF would ensure better game schedule and expand the league system as soon as more money is made available.
He also called on sponsor to improve branding at game venues, make publicity better and ensure that branded products of the bank is made available to fans, noting that officiating will be better this year.
Also member of the technical committee say they are 100 per cent to organise a flawless competition. Some dignitries expected at the opening ceremony include Hon. Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, Permanent secretary, key directors of the Sports ministry, Senate/House Committee Chairmen on Sports.