Kwara, Lagos Win 5th Edition Of Racket Festival In Ogun
Mistura Durosinlorun from Kwara state and Dominion Ntupe from Lagos state have emerged champions in the under 16 girls and boys category of the 5th Racket festival.
Miss Durosinlorun defeated Delight Temple from Akwa Ibom state by three straight sets of 11/7, 11/4 and 11/7 in the final of the competition played at the Squash court of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta.
Dominion Ntupe on the other hand edged Daniel Nze from Akwa Ibom state by three sets to one to emerge the champion in the male category.
Speaking with journalists, The President, National Squash Federation, Mr Boye Oyerinde represented by the Zonal coordinator, North Central, Mr Yusuf Durosinlorun said the federation would continue to organise regular competitions for the junior athletes to enable them to get exposed.
Mr Oyerinde expressed satisfaction with the performance of the players throughout the competition
Also, a former Nigerian National Squash player, Mr Adekunle Adebiyi explained that the competition was to give Nigerian child a platform to participate in sport, to discover talented players, retain, mentor and support them to attain greater heights.