Zenith B/Ball League: First Bank Battle First Deepwater


Two gladiators in Nigeria’s basketball, First Bank and First Deepwater, both based in Lagos State, will clash inside the Township Stadium, Akure, Ondo State, at the ongoing second phase of Zenith Women’s Premier League.

First Deepwater are the defending champions while First Bank are former champions, who dominated the local scene for over a decade before they were dethroned last year.

Prior to this all important game, First Bank coached by Adewunmi Aderemi have not lost any of the five matches they have played, while the Lateef Erinfolami-tutored First Deepwater have not disappointed either as they have taken all their opponents to the cleaners without dropping any point.

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Speaking ahead of today’s game, chairman of First Deepwater, Engineer Babatunde Babalola, said his players have been charged for the match and poised to retain the league title they won last year.

—Bamidele Olowosagba

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