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Bullet Basketball Tourney: Sam Oguche Pays Tribute to CEO Bullet Energy Drink Harmeet Ahuja for Sponsorship



Joel Ajayi

The Initiator of the Sam Oguche/Bullet Energy Drink Invitational Basketball Tournament, Sam Oguche has thanked CEO of Bullet Energy Drink, Mr.Harmeet Ahuja for his support towards basketball, insisting that without him, the Sam Oguche Bullet Energy Drink Tourney wouldn’t be possible.

Oguche, a former Nigeria Basketball International is currently organising the third edition in the year 2023 of the Sam Oguche/Bullet Energy Drink Invitational Tournament in Abuja with 8 teams participating.

Speaking ahead of the grand finale, Oguche attributed the successful tournament to the benevolence of Harmeet Ahuja, the CEO of Bullet Energy Drink.

“Today, I stand here to pay tribute to my mentor, my benefactor whose crest I have rode on to contribute this little to basketball development.With his gesture, we have been able to touch so many lives, and also boost the ecosystem of the basketball in Nigeria.
Interestly, the CEO told me that he will continue to support basketball and sports in general.We are appreciative of your milk kindness through the supportive role you have played.”Oguche stated.

He, however, charged the Basketball stakeholders in the country not to relent on the development of basketball in the country saying the future is bright for the basketball game.

On Monday, Oguche said the winner of the 3rd edition will go home with 1million Naria, while the runners up will have half a million Naria for their efforts.

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Terfa Akpoyibo hail Sam Oguche/Bullet Energy Drink Invitational Tourney



Joel Ajayi

The Project Manager of Power Forward Mr Terfa Akpoyibo, has commended Sam Oguche for his constant effort towards basketball development in Nigeria.

Akpoyibo made the remarks while speaking with newsmen on the sidelines of the 2023 Sam Oguche/Bullet Energy Drink Invitational Tournament’s final at the Mo Arena in Abuja on Friday.

Akpoyibo noted that the quality of the tournament was top-notch, adding that grassroots basketball was taking shape and developing in the FCT.

The five-day tournament which dunked off on Monday ended on Friday with Gboko City Chiefs defeating Mak Town Flyers basketball club 90-77 in the final to emerge champions.

Gboko City Chiefs smiled to the bank with an N1 million prize money, while Mark Town basketball club settled for the N500,000 runners-up reward.

“The matches were tightly contested and it was a very competitive final game at the end between the two teams.

“What I am really excited about is the number of energetic young people having a platform and opportunity to express themselves.

“If these young people are not on the court, where would they have been?

“Some of them would have been out there engaging in negative vices as the saying goes, ‘an idle mind is the devil’s workshop’.

“So, I am happy because grassroots basketball is taking shape and when you see people train at the grassroots and then they have the opportunity to play professional and more competitive games, it means that the game of basketball is developing,” he said.

The Sports administrator stressed that the tournament was a huge opportunity and a very successful event.


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