Bayelsa Blue Whales To Continue To impress – Tony Nelson


Ahead of the second stanza of the 2023 NBBF/Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League, Bayelsa Blue Whales coach Tony Nelson has hinted of a good outing after his side put up a giand killer performance in Akure.

The Yenagoa based side were tagged giant killers in Akure due to their sagacious play and fearless offensive and defensive drive which saw them best household names like MFM Basketball team.

Speaking ahead of Asaba, coach Tony Nelson noted that his girls will continue to show what they are made of without fear of the so called big teams.

Tony Nelson added that the reason for their impressive display is because of his players attitude towards basketball and quick recovery behind-the-scenes content.

Despite the high pressing approach in Akure, Tony Nelson said the girls still have room for improvement, as he ascertains high level assessments from the technical crew in training.

However, Tony Nelson laments the team’s lack of adequate sponsorship, stressing that the team doesn’t have camping base.

Coach Tony further highlighted numerous challenges the girls face such as lack of medical personnel in the team among others.

Tony Nelson while thanking the Bayelsa State Government for being supportive since the team was establishment calls on them to come to their aid to enable them meet some of the demands.

The Atlantic Conference – Phase Two to take place 2 – 8 October, 2023 at the Indoor Sports Hall Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta State.