Team departs for Malaysia world tourney
The Nigeria Scrabble Federation (NSF), has pleaded with the federal
government to honour the scrabble contingent that came out victorious at
the just concluded 2018 Africa Scrabble Championship at the Resort
centre, Kiriyangi, Kenya.
President of Scrabble Federation, Suleiman Gora, who spoke on the
victory recorded by Moses Peter at the Africa Scrabble Championship,
stated that the feat by the Nigerian in winning the individual trophy
had given Nigeria a good image in the international scene. The team won
the title in Kenya at the weekend.He noted that honouring the scrabble
team would go a long way in spurring the players to winning more laurels
for the country in international engagements.
“The Nigeria scrabble team deserves the same accolade given to the
Super Falcons after winning the African Women Nations Cup in Ghana. I am
pleading with the state government to honour the players. This is the
12th time Nigeria is winning the African scramble championship. Seven
countries participated with 62 players in attendance.
“President Buhari has honoured a scrabble player who won a World
Championship in the past, and I believe he can repeat the same gesture
with team Nigeria that won the African championship. The Scrabble
Federation will present the trophies the team won in Kenya to the Sports
Ministry, and seek for a special reception for the players who proved
that Nigeria is the best nation in scrabble,” he said.
Meanwhile, the NSF has disclosed that reigning Africa champion and
second best scrabble player in the World, Moses Peter, will be leading
five players to the median edition of the Alchemist Scrabble
championship holding in Malaysia.
According to the Federation, the World Championship will feature the
best countries in scrabble from different continents. NSF said that
Nigeria, currently ranked the best scrabble nation in the world ahead of
big countries like USA and Great Britain, will represent Africa in
Malaysia as the top Africa nation in the board game.