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*IBADAN SCRABBLE CLUB HOLDS TRIALS FOR SELECTION OF PLAYERS.*
The heat for this year’s National Sports Festival holding at The Federal Capital Abuja have started as State Scrabble Associations have started their trials targeted towards selection of players to represent them in the Scrabble Sports fiesta.
As you can recollect,Scrabble was initially kicked out of participation earlier this year as a minority Sport whatever that means in a Nation renowned worldwide as The Best Scrabble Playing Nation worldwide that had won 12 of the 13 African Championships played so far and who had produced the first non-English native language speaking in Wellington Jighere as World Champion.
The millions of players of the Sport reacted vehemently globally by bombarding online forums and with the supports of Scrabble lovers all over as led by World English Scrabble Players Association (WESPA) Chair person Mr.ELLIE DANGOOR led to the reinstatement of the game.
The athletes’ Representative Mr.Kayode Fashola and The erstwhile Scrabble World Scrabble Champion were the arrowheads of the titanic Struggle tagged and hash tagged #BRINGBACKOURSCRABBLE.
The war having been won by the minions of the game players and administrators led to the current feverish trials and selections of players to represent States Associations all over the federation.
The transfer windows are now open as States’ Federations have started recruitments in earnest looking nationwide for players that can fetch their states the Scrabble medals.
Scrabble unsurprisingly is like Soccer in Europe and the seriousness with which players themselves are gearing up Is a beauty to behold and no doubt justifies why the nation is the best player of the game worldwide.
From the northeast to the south south the feverish tensions and excitement is palpable.
Moves are being made to recruit top notch players of the game while internationals based all over the world are not left out.
One the most sought after is Olawale Fashina Jamoowonder a man who could pick the chestnut of the game out of fire any day,he had won laurels across the world from being African Champion to British National Champion and with a spate of professionalism in South Africa and Australia.
Rumor had it that he may have signed for Ogun State his home state but LAGOS State is seriously wooing him through the state coach Mr.Ayo Electron Akinfemisoye as he resides in the State of aquatic splendor and is a member of one of the hottest Club in Nigeria; The Pyramid Club The Crucible.
OYO State had fixed Saturday the 3rd of November as her State trials day to select her players for female,Opens and intermediate categories to be held at Lekan Salami Stadium Swimming Pool side Adamasingba in Ibadan.
There is no doubt that there will pyrotechnics of fireworks as the golden boy on the block of Ibadan Scrabble Adegbola Abiola will be rubbing shoulders with the likes of Raji Alfa Kazeem The State Coach,Samsondeen Salau Legelege The Abuja Based State Chairman of OYO Stare Scrabble Association,Qamardeen Adebowale The OAU Ile Ife based highly unpredictable maestro of the game,Sylvanus Ikpere a Captain of the Industry who can be tagged quicksilver and quicksand for the unwary,Elder Segun Adegbenro a Veteran of the game who is in a deadly form having been sharpened by his two year sojourn in the midst of deadly LAGOS State Players,The Nemesis though game rusty is a force no one needs to trifle with as he has the knack to play dangerous unusual words.Rumour abounds that some other national players may be participating in the trials as the name of a very dangerous Lagos players based in Ikorodu is being touted to be likely crossing over to OYO State.
River State set the pace few weeks back as she already did her own trials.
OYO masters’ category will be a beauty to behold as The Champ Femi Awowade is already slated down along with MGi Boss Lukeman Philips Owolabi,Dokun Esan and others to represent the state.
This year’s National Sports Festival will be a cracker as all formal medal winners and masters of the game can participate as ban had been lifted to allow anybody of any age to participate.
The Sports Festival is being sponsored by a corporate body as the franchise had been sold for the next three festivals as being touted in the grapevine.
I wish all participants at the Ibadan trials the best.
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