First Bank Female Basketball Cub of Lagos star, Nkem Akaraiwe has downplayed the recent giant killing feats of Nigeria Women Basketball League newcomers, Mountain of Fire & Miracles Ministry (MFM).
Although the Lagos-based rookies have set tongues wagging across the league since their efforts began last month, Akaraiwe insisted there is nothing so special about them.
Akaraiwe, who is a reliable forward with Nigeria’s female national team, D’Tigress, stressed that MFM are beatable and believes they cannot stop her team from retaining the Premier League title.
Her verdict comes despite the fact that The Olukoya Ladies, who are debutantes in Nigeria’s women’s league have been in cruise control, dispatching top-profile teams with ease on their way to the Final 6.
The MFM team also secured a semi-final spot with ease on Monday, following a comfortable 56-49 points win.
However, Akaraiwe declared: “The Mountain of Fire girls are quite beatable and I am sure they can’t stop my team from winning the title.
“They have been riding on the hype around their fast style of play, but I am telling you that we, The Elephant Girls, are still very much better than them. They are beatable, and we will beat them.”