Sixteen teams are poised to battle in the Conference phase of the Zenith Bank Women Basketball League which dunks off on Monday, September 30, 2019, in Ibadan and the Federal Capital Territory.
Emerging from the group stages of the League, the sixteen teams have been divided into the Atlantic and Savannah Conferences to compete according to the Secretary-General of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Afolabi-Oluwayemi Olabisi.
In the Atlantic Conference in Ibadan, the bitter rivalry between 2018 Zenith Women’s League champions, First Bank under Lateef Erinfolami and the Peter Ahmedu tutored Dolphins Basketball Club is expected to continue with a battle for a place in the National Final 8.
MFM Basketball Club which narrowly lost in the 3rd place game during the 2018 edition will be the team to watch out for as well as Ogun Babes and Oluyole Babes.
Sunshine Angels of Akure and Delta Force complete the Atlantic Conference.
In the Savannah Conference, newbies, Nigerian Army Amazons who remained unbeaten after 12 games will face Kaduna Angels, Taraba Hurricanes and Adamawa Flames who all emerged from the Zaria Centre.
Other teams in the Savannah Conference include Air Warriors who only lost one game out of 14 alongside 2018 Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League bronze medalists, Nigerian Customs, Plateau Rocks and Black Gold Queens.
The Conference phase ends Tuesday, October 8, 2019.