Winners: Beirut Team

Beirut Team won the first ever Lebanese Expats Basketball Championship, held in Dubai.

Beirut and Byblos competed in the final of the tournament, organised by Sports Mania UAE and under the supervision of Dubai Sports Council and UAE Basketball Federation.

In a thrilling game hosted at Al Wasl Sports Club, both teams fought until the last minute of the game. Team Beirut managed to snatch a three point win over Byblos with a final score 83 – 80. Both teams showed great basketball level, high team spirit & sportsmanship.

Second Place: Byblos were the runners up

Second Place: Byblos were the runners up

The champions won 10,000 AED cash prize as well as 10,000 AED coupons from Decathlon.

Some of the game’s attendees were Lebanese basketball legend Fadi El Khatib, sports analyst at Dubai Sports TV Mr. Ashraf Samara, founder of High Five Mr. Bahi Rifai, Managing Director of Sport360 Mr. Bassam Nawfal and veteran basketball player Mrs. Lodie Geagea.

Individual Awards:

–          Final Game MVP : Tarek Kharasan from Beirut Team

–          Best Scorer : Rawad Rahme from Byblos Team

–          Best 3 Points Shooter : Michel Hakim from Zahle Team

–          Best Rebounder : Will Bechara from Byblos Team

–          Best Assist : Ahmad Tartoussi from Byblos Team

–          Best Stealer : Johnny Nemer from Beirut Team

–          Best Shot Blocker : Will Bechara from Byblos Team

–          Best Defender : Albert Zeinoun from Beirut Team

–          Best Team Spirit : Tyre Team

–          Championship MVP : Johnny Nemer from Beirut Team

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