By Femi Atolagbe
Adekunle Ajashin University ,Akungba Mustang Basketball team has emerged winner of the 2021 (3X3) Ondo State Higher Institutions Basketball Challenge.
Three institutions in the state which include: Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) Adeyemi College of Education Ondo (ACE) and Adekunle Ajashin University of Akungba (AAUA) had two teams each in the Basketball challenge held at the Indoor hall of the state sports complex.
Volcan and Legion from FUTA came second and third respectively, while ACE representatives were boxed to the corner in the championship.
The participating teams are: Mustang and Sparks (AAUA), while Vulcans, Legion came from FUTA and Abrico Bobcat and Abrico Knight represented (ACE) respectively.
The organiser of the challenge, a National Basketball referee, Tosin Olajubutu said the competition was to give the Higher Institutions in the state the opportunity to expose the budding talent abound in the state.
He said it’s pertinent to allow the players to participate in competition since Nigeria Basketball are engrossed in internal crisis over the year.
According to him, i see this competition as an avenue to bring the game back to where it really belongs.
We are doing this bi annual Championship for students and clubs to make the game of 3×3 popular at the grassroots.
The success of this Championship was that two of the participants will be joining the Nigeria 3×3 Basketball team, in preparation for the International 3X3 challenge.
Medals and certificate were later presented to the participants.