Alright, let’s dive into the heart of the matter. Lagos, the vibrant city, is all set to host the third edition of the DK Olukoya Women’s Basketball Championship from July 10 to 15. This isn’t just any old event, it’s a celebration of sportsmanship and community spirit, held at the National Stadium in Lagos.
Now, who’s in the game? Well, we’ve got teams from all walks of life, including the First Bank of Lagos, MFM, Sunshine Angels of Akure, Bayelsa Achievers, Dolphins of Lagos, Ekiti Angels, and Heartland Queens of Imo state, to name just a few. It’s a veritable who’s who of Nigerian women’s basketball.
But wait, there’s more to this story. This annual event isn’t just about the love of the game. It’s also a celebration of the July 15th anniversary of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) General Overseer, Dr. Daniel Olukoya, and his wife Shade. And would you believe it? Their anniversaries fall on the same day!
One of the teams to watch out for is the MFM Women’s Basketball club, a brainchild of Dr. Olukoya himself. Founded in 2018, this team is part of his ambitious 70-point youth repositioning agenda. And let me tell you, they’re not just playing around. They’re the second-best women’s basketball team in Nigeria and have represented the country on the continental stage.
So, where’s all the action happening? The Indoor Hall of the National Stadium and the National Institute for Sports (NIS) are the chosen arenas. So, mark your calendars, folks! This is one event you won’t want to miss.
Now, isn’t that a slam dunk of a story?