Four teams from FIBA Africa Zone 3 are gearing up for a fierce competition, vying for spots in the Final Round of the Africa Women’s Basketball League (AWBL) 2023 in Egypt from December 11 to 19. T
he three-team contest in Nigeria’s capital will feature MFM Basketball Club of Lagos, Nigeria Customs of Abuja, and ASPAC of Benin Republic battling for a chance to participate in the inaugural AWBL in Alexandria.
Taking place from December 2 to 5, the regional qualifier at Mo Arena in Nigeria will determine two qualifying teams.
MFM, led by Coach Ochuko Owolabi, aims to assert their dominance and become the top team in the Zone. However, their path to success involves facing tough competition from Nigeria Customs, the third-place finisher in the Nigerian league, and ASPAC of Benin.
ASPAC, under the guidance of Coach Landry Adognon and with expert advice from technical adviser Adewumi Aderemi, the former coach of First Bank Elephant Girls and MFM Basketball Club, poses a formidable challenge. Aderemi’s experience may make ASPAC a surprise contender in the qualifiers.
As the Final Round in Egypt approaches, the three-team playoff is expected to showcase the players’ best performances. While the main competition is among MFM, Customs, and ASPAC, another Nigerian team, the Air Warriors, will participate on a non-scoring basis.