There are strong indications that the Zone 3 qualifiers for the FIBA-Africa ClubÂ Champions for Women will be hosted in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria later this month.
Basketball Timeout gathered that the qualifiers, which will produce the twoÂ representatives from the zone for the FIBA-Africa championship, will be bankrolledÂ by First Bank Basketball Club of Lagos, who are the current holders of the cup.
It was gathered that First Bank agreed to take up the bill of the tourney, whenÂ theÂ Nigerian-born President of the zone, Muktar Khaleh, failed to get other countries inÂ the zone to host the qualifiers.
Nigeria will be represented by the leagueâ€™s defending champions First DeepwaterÂ Basketball Club and Sunshine Angels Basketball Club of Akure, Ondo State, that willÂ replace the runners up, First Bank Basketball club, the hosts.
Apart from Nigeria, Cote dâ€™Ivoire, Benin Republic, Togo, Liberia and Ghana amongstÂ others are expected to send two representatives each, while the two finalists pickÂ the tickets for the continental battle later in the year.