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First Deepwater target medal at basketball championship

18 November 2013, 17:10

Lagos - Nigeria champions First Deepwater basketball club have set their sight on winning medal at this year’s Africa Champions Cup for Women (ACCW).

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 concluded.   

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.


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