By Oluwole Francis
Proprietor of Hot Coal Basketball team, Mr. Ubon Obong has praised the organiser of the first FCT Basketball Club Championship which ended at the Area 10 Playing Ground on Sunday.
Obong said the championship apart from filling the gap created by the lack of tournaments by the Nigeria Basketball Federation NBBF has also help in keeping the players in shape ahead of the expected season.
He expressed his satisfaction with championship which provided the opportunity for his team to win its first ever championship.
“I am very happy because this is the first time my team is winning a major championship since I formed it some years ago,”.
It was a tough game but at the end of the day we are able to run away with the giant trophy,” the Hot Coal boss said.
He said his primary motive of floating the team is to contribute to the growth of basketball in Nigeria and also take the kids away from the streets and crimes.
“When they are engaged they hardly think of any negative ideas rather their focus will be on how to become a household name in the sport,” he said.
“I sincerely thank the organizer, Mr. Opeoluwa Ogunleye for putting this together since we have no tournament all this while,” he added.
Hot Coal defeated Nile University to win the maiden championship among the 10 clubs that participated in the championship.