By Sunny Canto
Similarly to the just concluded NBBF one week abridge basketball league, both rivals played their best but newly formed (Abuja) base Hotcoal team beat Confluence Voyayers in a shocking one point margin as the final game of 94-93 at the package B, MKO Abiola Stadium, yesterday night.
The fourteen registered men teams showed bravery, resilience, fierceness in the three days prize money tournament as the winners got 200,000 Naira while second and third place got a complimentary fee.
The Caroline Dan-Anyiam Sosu Foundation basketball competition MVP, Bright Akhuetie, Hotcoal forward told www. titansportsnig.com “I feel very excited as Most Valuable Player and winning the trophy; shout out to those promoting the game, the young ones: stay humble and learn” he advice.
Nonetheless, Silver medalist, and rising start, Michael Okiki said, “Its been a great privilage in Nigeria and improving but i like being first in everything i do, thanks to the host for this laudable platform; if you want to be like me, stay focus and humble” he told.
However, the notable names that featured are: Abdul Yahaya, Yaks Yakubu, David Gideon, Jordan Abdulwahab, Eli Abraham, Bright Akhuetie, Okito among others.
According to Hilary Abraham (Hotcoal) point guard, “Though its been awhile we had this kind of fun, we talked to ourselves because our opponents are well experience but we luckily won; kudos to the organizers for bring everyone together here in Abuja” he concluded.
Apart from the musical jams, basketball pundits and buffs had a thrilling, reuniting, fantastic moment with a lots of give away items!
Alhassan Joseph aka Embago who speak on behalf of the Foundation, “We want to appreciate our sponsor for keeping the youths off the streets, amazing initiate because she want make it annual event, involve women next edition” he assured.
The Agatu born and founder of EMBAGO Youths and Foundations lament that people don’t want to accept each other for basketball to grow, but all hands must be on deck for sport to grow in Nigeria” he summarized.
Finally, if every stakeholder, athletes, coaches, referee’s, cooperate partner work collectively, achieving success will be sure.