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Nigeria Customs basketball team qualifies for African championship in Egypt

The female basketball team of the Nigeria Customs Service is set to represent the country in the upcoming Continent Championship scheduled for December 11 in Egypt.

This was revealed in a statement and photos shared on the official X handle of the NCS on Wednesday.

According to the statement, this development comes as the team secured the championship title in the FIBA Africa Zone 3 competition, which brought together formidable basketball teams across the nation.

It read, “The journey to victory for the NCS female basketball team included decisive wins against the ASPAC Female Basketball Club of Benin Republic and MFM Basketball Club.

“During the tournament with ASPAC basketball club of Benin Republic, the Nigeria Customs team secured a 65-48 (24-14, 7-9, 21-8, 13-17) points victory in the Africa Women Basketball League Zone 3 qualifiers at MO Arena in Abuja.

“Representing the Customs Service at the event was DCG Enforcement Inspection and Investigation, Mohammed Abba-Kura, who stood in for the CGC. His presence and support added a touch of official representation to the tournament, highlighting the significance of this achievement for the Nigeria Customs Service.

“The NCS athletes demonstrated exceptional skill, determination, and teamwork throughout the championship, showcasing their prowess on the basketball court.

“Their victories over strong contenders have not only brought glory to the Nigeria Customs Service but have also set the stage for the team’s participation in the continental showdown.”

Source: Punch