First Bank basketball club and First Deepwater, will on Saturday renew rivalry as both sides clash in the ongoing Zenith Bank Women basketball league at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium.
While First Bank have not dropped any point from the three matches played so far in the series, Deepwater only managed wins two against Nasarawa Amazons and Taraba Hurricanes but dropped one match against Plateau Rocks.
Today’s tie promises a lot of thrills and frills as First Bank Coach Peter Ahmedu has charged his wards to go all out and pick the maximum points against their opponents.
Ahmedu said his girls would not underrate any team no matter how small they are adding that what is uppermost in their minds is to win every match and end up on top of the log after the first phase.
“We have what it takes to stop Deepwater. Although they started poorly but they have bounced back in the last two matches, so we are not going to play them with kid gloves,” he explained.
First Deep Water Coach, Lateef Erinfolami, during the pre-match interview said that they respect First Bank but that they were not invincible.
Other matches slated for today are the ties between Nasarawa Amazons and Taraba Hurricanes, FCT Angels and Zamfara Babes, GT2000 girls and Oluyole Babes while Coal City Queens of Enugu will take enterprising youthful side Dolphins of Lagos.
The first phase will come to an end on April 17, with the next phase commencing in Kaduna on May 1.