The Phase Two of the Zenith Bank Women Basketball League is to begin on May 1 in Kaduna, Ajibarede Bello, the Technical Commissioner to Nigeria Basketball Federation, has said.
Bello said in Abuja on Monday that the Phase Two to hold at the Muritala Stadium, Kaduna, would end on May 8.
The commissioner said that the Local Organising Committee of the league was working hard to ensure a hitch-free tournament.
He said that the federation would expect more mobilisation of spectators in the second phase.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Phase One of the league, which started on April 10, ended on Monday (April 17).
The 13th edition of the Zenith Bank Women Basketball League is being organised by the Nigeria Basketball Federation, with Econet Media Ltd. as a partners.
“It has been a successful tournament with 45 games and 18 teams; no game was missed; some teams were stronger than others in some aspects but we are satisfied with the general performance.
“The format of the league has changed this year; everything will run smoothly till the end of the season.
“We expect the officiating to be better; we expect greater mobilisation of spectators in Kaduna,’’ he said.
NAN reports that 18 clubs, divided into three groups, are playing in the annual Zenith Bank competition.
In Group A are First Bank, Nasarawa Amazons, Taraba Hurricanes, Plateau Rocks, AHIP Queens of Kano and First Deep Water.
Group B has Dolphins, FCT Angels, Zamfara Babes, Delta Force, Coal City and Sunshine Angles of Akure.
In Group are Nigeria Customs of Lagos, GT 2000 of Kaduna, Oluyole Angels of Ibadan, Ekiti Angels, Benue Princess and IGP Queens.