Musa Kida, the President of Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), on Saturday commended the Mountain Of Fire Miracles (MFN) Basketball Team for winning the Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball Championship.
MFM, who are new to the basketball scene, achieved double success in the 2023 callendar winning the Atlantic Conference championship and the Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball Championship in Lagos.
They did it by edging three contenders like Air Warriors Basketball Club of Abuja, Nigeria Customs Basketball of Abuja and Bayelsa Blue Whales Basketball Club.
Kida told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the team had done well to win their first ever national championship. with so much competition.
He told NAN that their victory was a testament to hard work for the newly created club to come from behind and steal the show within few years of their establsihment.
`This is a great development, we say a big congratulations to the owners of MFM and their management team for giving the girls support to achieve this feat.
“However, we urge them not to relent in their efforts as the continental championships are around the corner.
“As winners of the Nigeria women’s elite Zenith Bank Basketball League, they have to leave up to expectations by going all out to make the nation proud,” Kida said.
The president also eulogised the sponsors, Zenith Bank, for yet again bankrolling women basketball in Nigeria.
He said most of the products of the competition had gone ahead to secure college scholarships, and gone ahead to play for international clubsides in Europe and the U.S.
He also added that majority of the players over the years formed the nucleus of players who represented Nigeria and won laurels at international FIBA championships. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)
Source: News Agency of Nigeria