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.
“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.