The basketball team of the National Guard were declared league champions of the Ministries’ Basketball Championship, after they defeated the team of Ministry of Defense in the final match with a score of 81-79. This comes as revenge of the National Guard Team for their similar defeat in the finals of last season’s championship. The match witnessed exciting and tough competition from both sides until the last few seconds of the match.
In second place is the Ministry of Defense and in third place is Ministry of Water and Electricity. Bassam Al-Saleh from Kuwait Petroleum Corporation was declared as the best player of the tournament, and the top scorer award went to the National Guard’s Abdulhameed Al- Humaidhi. The award for the best coach of the tournament went to National Guard’s coach Talal Bilal.
The best threepointer award went to Ministry of Defense’s player Waleed Al-Salmi. This season’s basketball championship witnessed the participation of six ministries and government institutions — National Guard, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Water and Electricity, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, Ministry of Interior, and Kuwait Fire Service Directorate.