National Sports Festival: Gombe, Lagos Claim Male, Female Basketball Gold

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Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, Governor of Gombe State

By; AYO OJEDOKUN Lagos

Lagos State Women basketball team emerged winners of the 2020 National Sports Festival basketball event after defeating Bayelsa in the finals played on Monday.

The Lagos ladies who lost to Kano in their group opener 48-59 points bounced back pretty well to win their last group game against Nasarawa before dispatching host-Edo in the semi-finals 57-45 points.

Having booked a place in the final, it was all about the team from the Centre of Excellence defeating Bayelsa 47-38pts to claim the much coveted gold medal.

In the third place game, Kano was too powerful for the Edo Women’s team who they resoundingly defeated 63-40pts to claim the bronze medal.

In the men’s category, after a well fought battle with Kano, Gombe and Lagos states for the ultimate gold medal, Gombe State emerged 2020 NSF basketball champions.

In the last game of the competition, Gombe defeated Lagos state, 57-49pts as they comfortably led the pack courtesy of superior points difference over Kano.

With the result, they edged Kano state to win the race for the gold medal.

Kano who missed out of the 2018 edition held in Abuja settled for silver while Lagos finished third.

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