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Savannah Conference Phase 2 starts in Lafia today

The second Phase of the National Women’s Basketball League sponsored by Zenith Bank starts today in Lafia with six teams jostling for the two slots available for finals. Lafia City Hall, Shendam Road, Lafia, Nasarawa State is the venue of this decisive second Phase billed to end on September 24 after a round-robin contest.

Already the organisers, the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) and the sponsors, Zenith Bank have expressed readiness and also gave assurances that the women’s league would be hitch-free all through the week.

Jos, Plateau State, was the host of the First Phase with Customs topping with five wins in five games while defending Champions, Air Warriors, came second with four wins in five games.

Plateau Rocks and Nigeria Army with three and two wins respectively in the same number of games will have to double their efforts to be in contention for the two tickets available in the zone for the finals billed for Lagos. Nasarawa Amazons (one win) and Kada Stars (no win) respectively are off the radar in the race for finals but will still feature in Lafia for the second face.
All eyes will no doubt be on Customs and Air Warriors for a straight fight on who wins the Savannah Conference and also to see if they can maintain their top two positions to book tickets to be in the finals in Lagos.

Four teams will feature in the finals next month in Lagos with two more expected to join from the Atlantic Conference. The second Phase of the Atlantic Conference starts in Asaba, Delta State, on October 2 while the final takes between October 17 and 21.

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