By Johnny Edward:
The coach of First Bank Basketball Club of Lagos Peter Ahmedu is looking ahead to the 2017 FIBA Africa Champions Cup Women Zone 3 qualifiers after his side clinched their eighth Zenith Bank Women Basketball League beating First Deepwater 84-53 on July 29, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The qualifiers dunk off in November, from the 12th to 20th.
First Bank Basketball Club of Lagos have reigned supreme in the last three years and Ahmedu is confident his girls can replicate their fine form in the competition later in the year.
Ahmedu who has been appointed an assistant coach for the Nigeria women's national basketball team, D'Tigress, told Completesportsnigeria.com in Lagos, that in other to achieve more successes in the continent having finished third in the zonal qualifiers in Maputo, Mozambique last year, they will need more support.
"We need more support to maintain our success and show we can actually play well on any court," Ahmed told Completesportsnigeria.com.
"We knew what our target was and didn’t at any point in time joked with our games because in basketball, you cannot underrate any team. We kept our focus and we thank God we won," Ahmedu said.
"This is not the end of the story for us, but just the beginning because we would still go for the zonal qualifier, as well as the Final Round. Last year we claimed a Third-Place finish in Maputo, Mozambique, but I think we can achieve more."