Team Jide yesterday became the winners of the Owerri Basketball Classic sponsored by Kulupan investment company Ltd.
They defeated team Chidi by 48 – 46 in the action packed final game at the Dan Anyiam Stadium Basketball court.
The action was witnessed by notable sports dignitaries in the state.
The Commissioner for Sports and youth development Hon Dan Ogu was present at the occasion, alongside other sports personalities in the state which includes the director of sports development Imo State Sports Commission Mr Emmanuel Metu, Chairman Imo Basketball Association Mr Kelechi Anosike, directors and supporters of the game in the state.
The competition brought together 150 players from the five states of the south east with over 45 games played in five days including slam dunk and other fun games at the grand finale which added colour to the day and was used to honour Basketball icons from Imo State.
Emeka Ifeanyi won the tournament MVP award.