Saidu Ayorinde of Nigeria on Sunday emerged the thirteenth Africa Scrabble Champion successful 23 video games of 32 in Tema, Ghana.
Ayorinde dethroned his Nigeria counterpart, Nsikakabasi Etim, the quick previous Africa Scrabble Champion, when he completed first in a 32-sport scrabble marathon to turn into the most effective within the duel.
Ayorinde was ranked sixteenth on the 2015 World Scrabble championship.
Different Nigerians, particularly: Eta Karo, Umebiye Cyril, Nsikakabasi Etim and Rex Ogbakpa emerged within the second, third, fourth and fifth positions respectively.
A Kenyan, Gitonga Nberitou, broke Nigerian line as much as take the sixth place.
Different Nigerians within the itemizing are: Ogbogu Azubuike, seventh; Dennis Ikekeregor, eight; and Anthony Ikolothe, the Nationwide Scrabble Coach of the Senior Crew, ninth.
John Curtis Ebomah got here tenth.
Nigeria received 9 of the ten positions within the championship and consolidated its place as one of the best crew of the championship since 9 of its representatives completed in prime positions.
Ikolo mentioned in an interview that the victory was because of laborious work and dedication.
“It’s a testimony to the potential of Nigeria as a rustic and the sacrifice and laborious work of the gamers,” he stated.
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