Gombe, Lagos primed for medal finish
Lagos State has qualified for the final of the basketball event of the National Sports Festival taking place in Benin after defeating host- Edo by 57 to 45 points.
The team which narrowly lost to Kano in the opening group game came back strongly with a 72-26pts win over Nasarawa state in the second game of the competition.
Although, the match was competitive at some point, it was Lagos who booked a guaranteed medal slot with the needed win.
In the second semi final played on Saturday, Kano state lost to Bayelsa state who booked a date with Lagos.
With just 5 teams in the men’s category, the competition is being played in a round-robin format.
Gombe state is looking good for the gold medal with an unbeaten streak after three games against Kano, Edo and Kwara states.
After just a game against Kwara state which they won conveniently by 103-52pts, Lagos also has been tipped for a medal finish with three more games against Edo, Kano and Gombe states.
The final games of the basketball event will take place on Tuesday, 12th of April, 2021.