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Kogi CJ’s 10th basketball tournament slated to hold Dec 27

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The 10th Ajanah Annual Inter-local government Basketball Championship sponsored by the Kogi State Chief Judge, Justice Nasiru Ajanah will take place at Okene from December 27.

According to the secretary of the Main Organizing Committee for the tournament, Ajibarade Bello, who revealed this on Monday in Lokoja while unveiling the championship trophy, over 13 local government areas in the state will be participating in the event.

Ajibarade said the aim of the tournament include promoting of unity and peaceful co-existence amongst youths in the state; development of basketball in state; identification and exposure of basketball talents; development of sports facilities and positive engagement of youths during festive periods, amongst others.

According to him, prize money of N1 million and trophies would be awarded out to outstanding players at the end of the tournament.

The secretary said categories of those to be rewarded at the end of the tournament include 2nd and 3rd trophies; 3-point shooting championship, most valuable player, tournament’s best five, fair play trophies, highest scorer, most improved team and best rebounder.

He concluded that adequate security measures have been taken to ensure that the event slated to hold at the Okene Club and the FCE Okene Courts are hitch free.

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