Onaopemipo Adegoke and Rofiat Abudulazeez have emerged winners of the 2023 Prime Atlantic Squash Tournament in the male and female categories respectively, which held on October 31 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
In the women’s final, Abudulazeez defeated Blessing Isaac 11-7 11-8 11-7, an aggregate of 3-0. For her effort, she was rewarded with ₦150,000 prize.
According to her:
“This tournament wasn’t easy, everyone played at their optimum level. Blessing was great today even though I won.”
In the men’s final, Gabriel Olufunmilayo led by 1-0 in the first set, then Adogoke stepped up his game winning the second set in the best of five games.
Adegoke, the defending champion, won the last set 7-11, 11-9, 11-3, 1-11, 11-5, an aggregate of 3-0 in 58 minutes, and received ₦220,000 prize.
In the words of Onaopemipo Adegoke:
“I can never be tired of winning, it is something I work and train hard for. As long as I put in the work, I deserve to win. Gabriel is tough, definitely not a push over.”
In the junior boys’ category, Shuaib Giwa of Kwara, defeated Ayomide Yusuf 11-9, 11-9, 11-8, 3-0 aggregate in 30 minutes. In the junior female category, Aisha Abuduraheem defeated Zainab Ishola 11-6, 11-1, 11-9, 3-0 aggregate in 19 minutes.
Ayo Otuyalo, the Chief Executive Officer officer of Prime Atlantic, said he was impressed with the level of improvement and skills displayed by the players.
With the ₦2.6 million prize money in the 2023 Prime Atlantic Squash Tournament, players who played in the round of 32 and 16 went home with prizes compared to the previous editions when only the winner and two runners up were rewarded.