Samuel Oguche Basketball Tournament 2022 (Competition Summary)

Samuel Oguche Basketball Tournament 2022 (Competition Summary)

The first Bullet Basketball Tournament has come to an end with the Kwara Falcons of Ilorin defeating the Warlords Basketball Club of Abeokuta to emerge as champion. In a similar vein, First Bank of Lagos also won their final match against the MFM Basketball Club in the female category.

The tournament, which was put together by the Samuel Oguche Foundation, kicked off on the 1st of November, 2022 and ended on the 6th of November, 2022, at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Surulere, with 16 exceptional teams who battled for the trophy and enticing cash prizes.

The winners of the Male and Female tournament, Kwara Falcons and First Bank of Lagos respectively walked away with a Championship Trophy and 1 Million Naira cash prize, while the runners-up, Warlords of Abeokuta and MFM Basketball Club went home with the sum of N500,000 respectively.

The Head Coach of Kwara Falcons, Baba Jubril, expressed his gratitude and pride for his team. He further gave his team accolades for their hard work and resilience.

“It was a very competitive game,” the Head Coach of First Bank, Taiye Adenitis said, after the match. She asserted that her team did their best, but admitted that the winning team was quite a team to go against.

Like many of her colleague-coaches, she lauded the initiative and said she looks forward to more competition like this to keep her team active.