The Dr. & Dr Mrs DK Olukoya Women Basketball Championship which enters its third edition next year will welcome teams from outside Nigeria next year.
Director of Sports of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Godwin Enakhena made this known in a media release.
According to the astute journalist and broadcaster, the essence is to further expand MFM General Overseer, Dr Daniel Olukoya’s youth empowerment programme called 70 Points Youth Repositioning Agenda.
Speaking at the end of the second edition of the event in Lagos, Enakhena said Dr Olukoya 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.
“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 years edition.
“I trust Dr Olukoya to give the go ahead to have these African countries join the party next year”, revealed the pioneer MFM Football Club chairman.
Enakhena who is a Sports journalist explained that MFM will be liaising with the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) towards having a hitch free championship next year because it will be an African event.
“Dr Olukoya’s investment in sports has given birth to a football club, MFMFC, a wrestling club, a women basketball club that have produced quality athletes who have represented Nigeria.
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.