G-ranks, Mogadishu cantonment in final clash as curtains fall on Major Gen. T.A Gagariga U-17 Basketball Classic

Abuja City gate

The 2023 Major General T.A. Gagariga Under-17 Inter- Barracks Basketball Classic ends on Saturday, with the losers final and gold medal matches to be decided.

Four youth trams, aged 17 and under – Mambilla Barracks, Luingi Barracks, Mogadishu Cantonment and G-Ranks Basketball Club from Bauchi, are the sides competing for honours at the Classic, which tipped off on Thursday, June 1, 2023.

Final day fixtures

(3rd Place Game)

  1. Lungi Barrack vs Mambila Barrack 3pm


  1. G-Ranks Basketball Club, Bauchi vs Mogadishu Cantonment 4:30pm

Both finals are to be at the Gymnasium of the Mogadishu Cantonment, formerly General Sani Abacha Barracks.

Friday was Day 2 of the tournament, and there were two sessions – Morning and Evening – with a total of six games decided.

Luingi Barracks fell 42-50 to Mogadishu Cantonment; G-Ranks from Bauchi crushed Mambilla Barracks 49-23; and Mogadishu Cantonment rallied to beat Mambilla Barracks 35-31 despite trailing 16-18 at halftime.

In games decided later, G-Ranks out-dunked Luingi Barracks 36-31; Mogadishu Cantonment got thrashed 53-44; while Luingi Barracks triumphed 46-38 over Mambilla Barracks.

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