It was a real battle between the women’s basketball champion, First Bank Basketball Club of Lagos and Deepwater Basketball team at the National Stadium surulere, Lagos. The notables in the society troop in mass as spectators and eye witness of the grand finale for the year 2017 women basketball competition.
The GMD Zenith Bank PLC Peter Amangbo, over the weekend showered praises on the players and officials that took part in the just concluded National Women Basketball League sponsored by the bank. He was at the National Stadium, Surulere for the finals of the competition, while commenting over the spirit displayed since the beginning of the competition, he said he was elated with the sportsmanship spirit displayed by the competitors.
First Bank Basketball Club of Lagos defeated First Deepwater also of Lagos, 84-53 to retain the title they won last year. The champions were clearly superior in the three other quarters in the largely one-sided final that was witnessed by almost a full capacity of spectators at the Indoor Sports-hall of the stadium.
The Zenith Bank boss noted that the players have displayed skills and qualities with the determination to excel although the event which held between April 10 and August
Amangbo said: “I commend all the players and officials because everybody is a winner. I want to assure all that Zenith Bank will continue to support sports and basketball in particular.
“Over the years, we are proud that many of the players who feature in this competition represent the country in international competitions.
“We are committed to the development of sports as one of our social responsibilities and so this event will get bigger and better every year.”