Yekini Jimoh in Lokoja
The Federal High Court yesterday emerged the overall winner of the 22nd edition of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Games in Kogi State.
The Federal High Court topped the medals table released yesterday by organisers of the games, National Sports Association for Judiciary (NASAJ) with 19 medals comprising eight gold, six silver and five bronze medals to emerge the overall winners of the week-long competition.
The medals chart signed by Technical Director of Games for NASAJ, Abruku Raymond, reveals that the National Industrial Court came second with eight gold, three silver and two bronze medals beating the host, Kogi State Judiciary which had the highest number of 22 medals to the third position.
Kogi Judiciary won seven gold, seven silver and nine bronze medals while the Federal Judicial Service Commission finished fourth with six gold, six silver and nine bronze medals.
The final football match in the tournament between National Industrial Court and Appeal Court ended 4-3 on penalty shootout in favour of the National Industrial Court.
The 90-minute display of soccer artistry could not produce any goals as both teams traded tackles and tried to outsmart each other but met stiff resistance from the defenders.
Speaking at the end of the week-long competition, Kogi Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr Aromeh Adoji, described the tournament as excellent and commended the organisers for a good job and the contestants for good sportsmanship.
Adoji expressed delight that the tournament turned out successful and expressed satisfaction with the performance of the Kogi State Judiciary contingent adding that the its performance in subsequent editions.
He said that the state was able to meet most of its expectations from the competition saying that new talents, no doubt, would have been identified just as the competition boosted the economy of the state while it lasted.