By Johnny Edward:
First Bank Basketball Club of Lagos are looking to maintain their unbeaten run when they come up against FAP of Cameroon at the ongoing FIBA Africa Club Championship for Women reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The quarter-final clash between the First Bank Basketball Club of Lagos and the FAP of Cameroon is a repeat of the 2016 FIBACCW edition which the Elephant Girls won 80-53.
The current Zenith Bank National Women’s League Champions finished top of their Group B having won all four of their games to book a quarter-final date with FAP who managed just one win in Group A to end up in the fourth spot.
First Bank Basketball Club will be banking on Nkechi Akashili and Nkem Akaraiwe (First Bank) – two members of the Nigerian national team that reached the quarter-finals at the FIBA Basketball Womens’ World Cup two months ago in Tenerife.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Basketball Federation President, Engr. Musa Kida has urged First Bank Basketball Club of Lagos to go for broke and maintain their run at the ongoing FIBA Africa Club Championship for Women.
“I have closely monitored their four group games and I am impressed with what I have seen so far. The depth of the team is amazing and I can only hope that they continue their winning streak when they face FAP on Friday,” Kida told CSN in Lagos.
“As a federation, we take pride in the fact that five members of the D’Tigress history-making team to the World Cup are currently on the roster of First Bank which has already impacted on their journey so far.”