Congratulations to Borders Girls, who emerged Champions FIBA Zone 3 Basketball Qualifiers in Abuja.
However, despite a slow start of 0--8 at beginning of the game, the Border Girls dazzled and won a 55--49 victory from MFM Basketball Club opponent in the last game of the qualifiers this evening at MoArena, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja; including yesterday 65--48 win against ASPAC Basketball Club of Benin Republic.
Subsequently, they will featured at the Africa Women Club Basketball Championship in Egypt, billed to hold from 9th--17th December, 2023 alongside other fifteen clubs.
Head gaffer and Ex-International, disclose in the Post-match briefing, "I have to congratulate Mountain of fire miracle ministry Basketball team for giving us a good fight, now we noticed our lapses and will work on them" he assured.
Abdulraham adding, "We're going to Continental Basketball Championship as underdogs, but Nigerians should expect our best if the trophy comes home, it's a plus because we're ready though can't promise anything" he said.
Team Captain and D'Tigress player, Nkem Akaraiwe explained their challenges on the floor while playing, adding further, we're definitely going to build team chemistry and communication more; then give in our best" she finalize.
Meanwhile, the (Controller General of Nigeria Custom Service) while delivery his speech, "On behalf of the NCS, I'm congratulating the winners, because it our culture to host Championship also, promote Sports; thanks to everyone that came and save travels" he said.
In a media chat with Press men, "I feel very elated, because our Women basketball players have done well, certainly the service will reward them; most importantly, we're wishing the team best of luck in Egypt" he told.
Fascinating and historical moment as the team reclaimed victory from MFM that won them during the NBBF finals Four and also, qualifying for club championship aftermath two decades of competing.
Amazingly, the skipper Nkem Akaraiwe led both games with double-double digit in the stats record as a results won Most valuable Player, Highest Rebounder, Highest Blocker and ofcourse the spectators attention.
While, US-based Tami Taiwo (Nigeria Custom Service) was awarded highest Three Point Scorer, (MFM Women Basketball) prodigy and Zenith Bank National Female Basketball League MVP, Wandoo Hemban received Highest Scorer.
In a nutshell, the threes days FIBA Africa Zone 3 Basketball tournament, did lived up to expectation as fans were thrilled with Athletes skills and talents display; Coaches mechanism including dignitaries like Engr. Abba Yola, Prof. (Mrs.) Florence Adeyunju, Engr. Frank Jitubor among others that graced the newly built facility venue.