Basketball: FCT Wins Male Event of the NYG.

The Federal Capital territory (FCT) male basketball team has clinched the the basketball events of the ongoing National Youth Games (NYG).

FCT defeated Ogun State 79-56 in Wednesday’s final match at the basketball court, Package B of the Abuja National Stadium.

The boys got off to an impressive start at the jump ball, racing to a 26-1- lead in the first quarter.

Team Ogun rallied back in the second stanza with a slim 21-18 win, but it counted for nothing as FCT claimed the third quarter by 16-6 before ending the final period on 19 points apiece to ensure a 79-56 victory.

FCT Wins Male Basketball Event of the National Youth Games.
FCT Wins Male Basketball Event of the National Youth Games.

“We trained hard and with God on our side, we had the confidence that we were going to win,” said head coach of the FCT team, Tunde Ayodeji.

“It was really a tough match but we excelled at the end of the day.”

Kaduna State beat Team Delta to claim the third-place match.

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