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The winner of the 61st FirstBank Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship gets listed in The World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR)

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The winner of the 61st FirstBank Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship gets listed in The World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR)

The winner of the 61st FirstBank Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship gets listed in The World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR)

 

 

 

Emmanuel Ojeabulu, winner of the 61st FirstBank Lagos Open Golf Championship has been listed in the WAGR.

 

 

The winner of the 61st FirstBank Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship gets listed in The World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR)

 

The premier golf championship which was held from 18 – 20 November at the golf section of Ikoyi Club 1938 was keenly contested by over 190 low handicap players from several golf clubs in the country. Benin based Emmanuel Ojeabulu won the 3-day championship.

 

 

 

 

Playing three-shots off the pace going into the last 18-holes, Ojeabulu played one of the best golf of his life, maintaining steady pars for a closing 74, 3-over the course par to win the World Amateur Golf Ranking recognized event by two shots.

 

 

 

 

Ojeabulu started his game with an opening 75, a second day score of 78 and a closing 74 to replace Ilorin based Aminu Kadir, the tournament defending champion on the winners list.

 

 

 

Overnight leader, 20-year-old product of David Mark Golf Academy, George Paul who was tipped to win the tournament collapsed under pressure closing with an unimpressive 79 to lose by two-shots.

 

 

 

 

In the third position is Muyideen Olaitan, three-time winner of the coveted FirstBank Lagos Open trophy while Iyare Osaze was further down on the winners chart by one-shot, leaving perennial contender, Olajide Owolabi, who shot tournaments best score of 72 on day two of the competition in the fifth position.

 

 

 

 

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, sponsors of the annual Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship haspledged its commitment to the continuous sponsorship of the tournament which is one of the longest running golf tournaments in Nigeria.

 

 

 

 

Speaking at the closing ceremony of the 61st edition of the tournament in Lagos on Sunday, the Chief Executive Officer of FirstBank, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan who was represented by Executive Director, Chief Risk Officer of FirstBank of Nigeria Limited Mr. Olusegun Alebiosu said “This year made it 61 years of our undiluted commitment to this cause, and we are absolutely delighted with the amazing support and partnership we have enjoyed from Ikoyi Club 1938 thus contributing to building a legacy not only for golf and golfers, but sports in its entirety.

 

 

 

 

 

To all the amateur golfers produced at this year’s championship, these champions are an inspiration and testament that you can do the impossible and I look forward to celebrating you as winners in future championships. Remember that in the words of Ben Hogan, “The most important shot in Golf is the next one”, he added.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Satisfied with the turnout of the participants, Golf Captain, Tony Oboh thanked the sponsors for keeping the tournament going, saying FirstBank commitment should be emulated.

“It is not easy to keep a tournament like this going, I therefore congratulate FirstBank for their commitment”, Oboh said.

Since its debut, FirstBank Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship has been the most consistent and premier amateur golf event in West Africa and has produced great champions most of who are competing in the elite professional golf cadre. Last year, the Championship threw up Ilorin based Aminu Kadir who won the landmark edition. It is expected that this year’s edition will produce another great winner.

 

Other FirstBank-sponsored sporting events include the Georgian Cup of Kaduna Polo Tournament, sponsored for 102 years; the Dala Tennis Hard Court in Kano Club for over 30 years; the Obasanjo Pro-Amateur Golf tournament of Abeokuta Club now in its 6th year. The Bank’s influence in the development of sport in Nigeria is under its First@Sport initiative.

 

 

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Zaman Lafya  5th Tournament:  Buratai Academy Receive Trophy (Photo story)

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Zaman Lafya  5th Tournament:  Buratai Academy Receive Trophy (Photo story)

It was jubilation galore as TY Buratai Academy received the trophy as the champions of the 5th edition of Zaman Lafya tournament.
The final match of the fifth edition of the Zaman Layfa Cup of the Amb.Lt.Gen.T.Y. Buratai (rtd) Garkwuan Keffi was  between TY Buratai Academy ( Borno) and Roma selection F.C ( Hausari) at the police ground, Maiduguri on Saturday,  December 24th, 2022.
The explosive encounter witnessed lots of dignitaries who were mesmerised by the dexterity of the TY Buratai’s team who arguably deserved to be the champion of the tournament.
Zaman Lafya  5th Tournament:  Buratai Academy Receive Trophy (Photo story) It was jubilation galore as TY Buratai Academy emerged the champions of the 5th edition of Zaman Lafya tournament.  The final match of the fifth edition of the Zaman Layfa Cup of the Amb.Lt.Gen.T.Y. Buratai (rtd) Garkwuan Keffi was  between TY Buratai Academy ( Borno) and Roma selection F.C ( Hausari) at the police ground, Maiduguri on Saturday,  December 24th, 2022. The explosive encounter witnessed lots of dignitaries who were mesmerised by the dexterity of the TY Buratai’s team who arguably deserved to be the champion of the tournament. 

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TY Buratai Academy Emerges Winner of Buratai’s 5th edition of Zaman Lafya Cup

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TY Buratai Academy Emerges Winner of Buratai's 5th edition of Zaman Lafya Cup

TY Buratai Academy Emerges Winner of Buratai’s 5th edition of Zaman Lafya Cup

 

 

 

It was jubilation galore as TY Buratai Academy emerged the champions of the 5th edition of Zaman Lafya tournament.
TY Buratai Academy Emerges Winner of Buratai's 5th edition of Zaman Lafya Cup
The final match of the fifth edition of the Zaman Layfa Cup of the Amb.Lt.Gen.T.Y. Buratai (rtd) Garkwuan Keffi was  between TY Buratai Academy ( Borno) and Roma selection F.C ( Hausari) at the police ground, Maiduguri on Saturday,  December 24th, 2022. They best their opponent by 1-0.
The explosive encounter witnessed lots of dignitaries who were mesmerised by the dexterity of the TY Buratai’s team who arguably deserved to be the champion of the tournament.

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Argentina VS France: How Primate Ayodele Surprised Me With World Cup Final Prophecy

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Argentina VS France: How Primate Ayodele Surprised Me With World Cup Final Prophecy

Written By Adepoju Olamide

 

 

 

 

 

Being a sports journalist, I have been following Primate Ayodele’s prophecy on my beat most especially the just concluded world cup that was held in Qatar.

Primate Ayodele has been prophesying about the sport sector for many years just as he speaks on every other sector including education, politics, governance, individuals, corporate organizations, to mention a few. I have never been interested in others but sports, which is my area of concentration.

I watched a video on his church’s facebook page some weeks before the world cup began where he mentioned some players that won’t shine in the tournament. He mentioned C. Ronaldo of Portugal and Raheem Sterling of England as players that should not be relied on in the tournament.

Everyone knows C. Ronaldo is the star of Portugal and has always carried the team on his shoulder in recent times; this made it difficult to believe the prophecy of the man of God but surprisingly, C Ronaldo’s impact was not really felt as usual, there were matches he played from the bench in the tournament. Portugal got disqualified after Morocco defeated them during the Quarter-finals matches.

After this prophecy came to pass, I watched the video of the man of God and realized he didn’t speak on the country that will win the world cup so I launched my quest for an exclusive interview with Primate Ayodele on the actual outcome of the World cup. It took me three days to have a phone interview with him because I was told He is on the mountain seeking God’s face for 2023 as we know he always releases new year prophecies to let the world know what will happen.

I spoke to him on Friday morning, He requested that I skip the pleasantries and go straight to the reason behind the call. I quickly asked the question which was about who the winner of FIFA world cup 2022 will be. As we know Primate Ayodele to be a man that doesn’t just give a one-word prophecy, He went ahead to explain how the winner of the world cup will emerge.

These were his words

‘’ Messi needs to act well between 30 – 70 minutes, Argentina’s strikers should work very hard, the victory is for Argentina’’.

Hearing this, I was astonished because clearly, France has the most sophisticated players in the match so it was just beyond human reasoning to think Argentina will defeat them. However, I was shocked that Argentina scored two goals before the first half ended with Messi being at the centre of the goals. This was just Argentina’s saving grace; if not, they would have lost out with the masterpiece goals France scored just before 90 minutes was completed.

I had thought that Primate Ayodele’s prophecy would turn out to be false when France equalized but against all odds, Argentina won the finals by penalty shoot-out.

This is not only surprising, it is a masterpiece prophecy that one rarely comes by. May God continue to bless Primate Elijah Ayodele for proving his call as a prophet every blessed day.

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