Team Gombe reignite its quest to defend basketball gold medal they won last year after defeating Team Akwa Ibom 46-41 in their third game of the event.
In a tensed game that the Gombe side trailed through out the first three quarters, Michael Daramola, Liman Lesu and Matthew Onmonya emerged with 13 points each.
Team Gombe needed the win in order to keep their hope of qualifying to the semifinal of the event and if they can manage a win in their fourth game tomorrow, they will be hopeful of securing a semifinal berth.
The captain of the Team, Matthew Onmonya praised the never die attitude of the team and called on fans to keep the hope alive “these players did a wonderful job, it wasn’t an easy game but we showed why we are the defending and can still go all the way. We will like to urge our fans to keep the hope alive, don’t give up on us because we will do everything we can and see how far we can go”.
Team Gombe will engaged the FCT in a crunch encounter today.