Zenith Bank Splashes millions on Women Basket Ball League

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Zenith Bank Plc has splashed N24.6million on Women Basketball Premier League sponsorship.

Speaking at the unveiling ceremony on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 in Lagos, the General Manager/Zonal Head of the Ikeja Branch of the financial institution, Akin Ogunranti, who represented the Group Managing Director, Peter Amangbo, He said; “Zenith Bank is happy investing in women basketball and will continue to do so.”

“Over the last 13 years, Zenith Bank has sponsored the NBBF Women Basketball League, as our own contribution to the society and especially to youth development, which is the core of our Corporate Social Responsibility.”

“The partnership with NBBF has come a long way with just four teams in 2005, the league has expanded to 19 sides in this year competition, we are indeed delighted that our intervention is bringing result in the area of women youth developments.”

“Our sponsorship of the league has helped to raise the profile of female basketball in the country and contributed in no small measure in discovery of many talents.”

“Some of the players now play in different league across the world. Many of the players in the league also play for the national team, representing the country in youth and senior basketball league competition across the world.”

Speaking also at the occasion, the Vice President of the NBBF, Babs Ogunade, who represented the president, Musa Kida, said they are using the funds to support the teams and there won’t be any prize money as they try as much as possible to protect the players.

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