The Nigerian Customs Women Basketball Club have heaped praises on the Acting Comptroller-General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi and the secretary general of Nigeria Customs Service sports unit, Samuel Onikeku, for their supports and encouragement leading to their qualification for the final of the 2023 Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League of the league.
The handler of the club, Coach Abdulrahman Mohammed, said they will be doing the acting CG and SG a lot of disservice if they had failed to qualify for the final where they will be facing three others for the ultimate prize.
The Customs ladies defeated their Nigerian Army counterparts 76-36 to book their place in the finals to be staged in Lagos later in the year with two games to space in the second phase of the Savanna Conference.
“On behalf of the ladies, I want to use this opportunity to appreciate our Comptroller-General and Secretary General for seeing the welfare of the ladies to get to this level,” he said.
“We are through to the finals in Lagos but the main target is to win the trophy because we will be doing our principals a lot of disservice if we fail to achieve that.
“The CG personally sometimes comes around to witness the team’s training and always encourages us to go all out for victories and that’s what we have been doing in all our games and I am happy that we are in the final stage of the competition.”
Nigerian Customs won all their games in the First Phase played in Jos and already won all the games played so far in Lafia, Nasarawa State.