Amao wins Apapa Club squash tourney

Gold medallist at the 18th National Sports Festival, Wale Amao, continued with his fine form on Saturday, beating hard-fighting Seun Jaiyeola 9/11, 13/11, 11/6, 11/9 to win the Apapa Club Professional Squash Championship.

The competition, which started in January, featured only professional players from across the country. The players amassed points each month while also winning up to N100,000 at each edition.

Captain of the squash section at the club, Femi Adeyemo, said the competition was organised to raise the standard of the game, revealing that the prize monies came from the club.

“The prize money each month is N100,000 but the winner in the final goes home with N500,000. We’ve not decided to bring in corporate organisation to sponsor the competition because it was the maiden edition and we plan to establish it properly before calling on sponsors,” Adeyemo said.

The tournament featured only men but Adeyemo did not rule out a possible introduction of the women’s category in future editions.

He said, “Introducing the women’s category would have stretched our little resources. But we are going to look at the prospect of including it next year.”

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