Olukoya women’s b’ball tourney goes international
The next edition of the Dr & Dr (Mrs) D.K Olukoya Women Basketball Championship will welcome teams from outside Nigeria next year.
This much was revealed by Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Director of Sports, Godwin Enakhena, saying will further boost, Dr Daniel Olukoya’s youth empowerment programme called 70 Points Youth repositioning Agenda.
Speaking at the end of the 2nd edition of the event in Lagos, Enakhena said the MFM General Overseer will stop at nothing at empowering African youths through sports.
“The story of MFM and Sports are inseparable because of Dr Olukoya’s vision of using sports to engage the youth which is unwavering,” he said.
“When we started the Dr & Dr (Mrs) D K Olukoya Women Basketball Championship last year, it had only eight teams participating but that number increased to 12 this year.
“Eight teams came from outside Lagos, which shows how the championship has grown within a year. “And interestingly, we’ve received messages from women basketball teams in Togo, Ghana and Benin Republic asking to be part of next year’s edition.
“ I trust Dr Olukoya to give us the go ahead to have these African countries join the party next year,” he added.
Enakhena further explained that MFM will be liaising with the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) towards having a hitch free championship come next year because it will be an African event.
For the just ended 2nd edition , First Bank Women Basketball Club of Lagos defeated MFM Women Basketball Club of Lagos to successfully defend the title they won last year at the end of hostilities at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.