President presents top prize during Baibalaa final

President Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan yesterday attended the 2012 Baibalaa Tournament finals in Male’ to present the competition’s main prize.

Last night’s final saw B.G. Sports beat T.C. Sports to lift the President’s Trophy, which was presented by Dr Waheed.  Participants were also presented with the “champion cup” and prize money provided by the Baibalaa Association, according to the President’s Office website.

Individual accolades were presented to Abdulla Nishan of Lorenzo Sports and Ali Naeem of T. C. Sports, who took home the Mr Baibalaa award and Fair Play award respectively.

The President’s Office added that runner-up team, T.C. Sports, were presented with their prize by current Minister of Human Resources, Youth and Sports Mohamed Hussain Shareef.

According to local media reports, two people were arrested during the event for allegedly verbally abusing the president.