Coach of the Immigration Basketball Team, Bassey Kehinde expressed her appreciation of the contribution of Zenith bank to the growth of basketball in the country. She lauded the organization and its management the continuous support for the sport of basketball.
The ex-basketball player also had kind words for the NBBF. She encouraged both parties to continue working harmoniously to grow the sport in the country, as well as promote girl-child development. In her speech she said, ”I cannot thank Zenith Bank enough for the good it has done to better the lots of Nigeria women basketball players with its continuous sponsorship of the women’s league in the last 12 seasons.
”I am happy to have being part of the league since inception as the league was without sponsor before the coming of Zenith Bank and all can see as our home-based players have played their role in the national team with laurels to show for it.”
The tactician of the immigration was of the opinion that though the game is faster today, it still lacks some basic techniques. She urged the NBBF and the sponsor to look into setting up clinics at least two months before the start of the season.
Bassey Kehinde also encouraged the NBBF to give more female coaches opportunities in national projects.
Addressing topics related to the performance of her team, she promised a better second phase on the 2016 Zenith Bank League.