Lagos - Nigeria champions First Deepwater basketball club
have set their sight on winning medal at this year’s Africa Champions Cup for Women
The basketball competition will be held in Meknes, Morocco
from November 22 through December 1.
First Deepwater, the current FIBA Africa Zone-3 champions,
have since settled down to the business of sharpening skills since winning
the zonal elimination held in Liberia. They now prepare for the task ahead with the
players learning one or two new skills from head coach Lateef Erinfolami who
was one of the assistant coaches of the Nigeria senior womens national team
participation at the 2013 Afrobasket in Maputo Mozambique.
“The only good thing for us (First Deepwater BC) is to
finish among the medal range in Meknes, Morocco because we have paid our dues
and it is time we take our rightful place in Africa's club basketball”,
Erinfolami said in a statement.
“Nigerians should expect us to return home with a medal, the
colour I cannot predict at this stage but all I can say is that First Deepwater
basketball club will fight for a place on the podium," Coach Erinfolami
First Deepwater and Dolphins basketball clubs will represent
Nigeria and FIBA Africa Zone-3 in the championship in Meknes, Morocco.
Other teams expected at the battle of Meknes include Kenya
and Zone-5 representative Eagles Wings and INSU basketball clubs; Interclube
and Primeiro D’Agosto will fly the Angolan and Zone-6 flag, Arc-En-Ciel and INSS of
Democratic Republic of Congo will represent Zone-4, Club Omnisports de Meknès,
Morocco will be the host club while Ittihad Riadi de Tanger of Morocco will stand in for
FIBA Africa Zone-1.