All is now set for opening ceremony of the Zenith Bank Women Basketball League, which takes place today at the sports hall of the National Stadium, Abuja.
Two games would be played with all the team already in Abuja on Thursday to battle for the top prize.
The teams are defending champions, Dolphins BC, First Bank, Immigration, Sunshine Angels, First Deepwater, FCT Angels, Coal City Queens, Taraba Hurricanes, Zamfara Babes and Nasarawa Amazons.
Others are Oluyole Babes, GT 2000, IGP Queens, Delta Force, Benue Princess, Ahip Queens, Plateau Rocks and Customs, have arrived the venue of the competition.
Some teams which arrived the venue of the championship early were seen training and perfecting strategies for the competition.
First Bank was the first to arrive Abuja and that was two weeks ago and have played series of friendly games to put the team in good stead for the competition, while Dolphins are also hoping for a successful title defence.
The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) have assured that the competition would be hitch-free, noting that the teams would give the fans something to cheer about. The NBBF President, Tijani Umar had promised to ensure the league become a better commodity, just as he assured that the NBBF would ensure better game schedule and expand the league system as soon as more money is made available.
He also called on sponsor to improve branding at game venues, make publicity better and ensure that branded product of the bank is made available to fans, noting that officiating will be better this year.
Also member of the technical committee said they are guaranteeing 100 per cent to organise a flawless competition.
Some dignitries expected at the opening ceremony include Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, Permanent Secretary, key directors of the sports ministry, Senate/House Committee Chairmen on Sports.