Ogori Magongo Local Government Area of Kogi State has emerged champions of the 2019 Ajanah Basketball Championship after defeating 2017 champions and host- Okene Local Government Area 69-68 points in the final.
The final of the three-day basketball event held in Okene.
With Okene leading 68-66 points with five seconds to go, Ogori Magongo called for a time out to strategise.
On resumption, Lesu Liman who later emerged as the competition’s Most Valuable Player upon receiving the ball outside the 3 points arc went for the killer, which paid off.
The 3 points made was the game decider as the referee called time on the game.
Musa Mohammed of Adavi local government emerged the highest scorer while Dekina local government area, Mustapha Oyebanji, received the best 3-point shooter award after powering his team to a third placed finish.
Njoku Chibuzor of Ogori Magongo was adjudged the best rebounder of the competition as the fair play award was awarded to Ajaokuta local government area.
Okene local government area became the inaugural winner of the women competition sponsored by the Chief Judge of Kogo State, Justice Nasiru Ajanah (CON) after beating Okei local government area twice in 3 encounters with Zainab Abdul Ganiyu of Okene local government area emerging the Most Valuable Player.