Delta Force Wins At Zenith Bank Basketball League


Delta Force Basketball Club of Asaba has recorded its second victory at the ongoing Zenith Bank Female League finals in Lagos.

The club claimed its second victory 59-47 against FCT Angels at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos.

The club had won its first match in the competition by beating lowly-rated AHIP of Kano 63-35.

The club had earlier lost four of its six matches played so far out of the eight matches each nine participating team in the competition was expected to play.

Coach Nosa Uyigue of Delta commended his players for stepping up their game at the competition saying it was delightful for his team to be improving at the competition progresses.

“I think my girls are picking up now, though the margin of the score is low, I still believe they tried their best today.

“Unlike at the beginning of the final, my girls are now impressive in their outings,’’ he said.

He said that in spite of a good fight from the FCT girls, his girl were still forceful to subdue their opponents.

“Both teams came out strongly as no one wants to be the lose; the FCT girls were really determined to win the game, however my girls came out superior,” he said.

In his remarks, Coach Emmanuel Odah of FCT, said that although, his players failed to win, they tried their best by giving the Delta players a good fight.

“We still have two matches to go and I am confident that we will clinch one of them, especially the one against the defending champions, First Deepwater,” Odah said.

In the second match played, Lagos-based Dolphins defeated Plateau Rocks of Jos 70-33.