By Kingsley Unah
The female Basketball Club of Nigeria Customs under the guidance of Coach Abdulrahman Mohamed, has made the country proud with a historic victory over the Universite Douola side at the African Women’s Basketball League 2023 zone lll Qualification match held in Alexandria, Egypt.
The Nigeria team seized control early, clinching the first and second quarters (12-11, 20-8) to establish a commanding 13-point lead at halftime.
Customs showcased their dominance on the boards, outrebounding their opponents 62-42 and displaying superior teamwork with a 19-7 advantage in assists.
Next up, Nigeria Customs will face off against Kenya Port Authority on Wednesday in a highly anticipated showdown.
In a separate development at the MO Arena, Abuja, the Nigeria Customs Women’s Basketball Club triumphed over the MFM Basketball Club of Lagos in a closely contested match, securing victory with a final score of 55-49.
Captain Nkem Akarawe’s outstanding performance, including a back-to-back double of 16 rebounds and 15 points, was pivotal in their success. Despite a resilient effort from MFM in the first quarter, Nigeria Customs maintained their composure to emerge victorious.
Speaking after the match, Captain Nkem Akarawe commended CGC Adewale Adeniyi for supporting the club, acknowledging the challenges faced, and expressing gratitude for his unwavering support.