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How Oboro became 24th Nigeria Cup champion

By Christian Okpara
08 October 2021   |   2:14 am
Idowu Oboro, at the weekend, netted a score of 68 to win the 24th yearly Nigeria Cup, a tournament put in place to celebrate the nation’s Independence anniversary.

Promoter, Nigeria Cup and former Captain, Soji Awogbade (left); Tope Ogunnowo of Birdview, one of the tournament sponsors; 2021 Nigeria Cup winner, Idowu Oboro; and Chairman, Ikoyi Golf Community Nigeria Association, Wahab Aminu Sarumi, at the weekend

Idowu Oboro, at the weekend, netted a score of 68 to win the 24th yearly Nigeria Cup, a tournament put in place to celebrate the nation’s Independence anniversary.

At the competition hosted by Ikoyi Club in 1938, Oboro beat his closest rival, Emmanuel Olayiwola Ogunrinde, by two shots. Ogunrinde carded 70-net score, while a two-time winner of the competition, Femi Feyide, also with 70-net score came in the third position.

Feyide lost on countback to the second-placed Ogunrinde.

17-handicapped Victor Adogie was further down on the winner’s list in the fourth position after the 72-net score, while Vivek Changrani completed the top five positions in the net category for men.

Changrani carded a score of 73 to beat Segun Omosehin, who also had 73, on countback.

Peter Eben-Spiff ruled in the gross category for men winning on countback after 79. Former Golf Captain, Uwem Udoh, came second, while Osiregbemeh Egbakhumeh, also with a 79-gross score, came in the third position. Okey Ananaba’s 81-gross placed him in the fourth position.

Delighted by the outcome of the weeklong competition, Chairman, Ikoyi Golf Community Nigeria Association, (IGCNA), Wahab Aminu-Sarumi, congratulated the winners while showing appreciation to everyone who participated in the competition.

Sarumi, who said the competition wouldn’t have been a success without the support of organisations, also commended individuals who supported the event with their money and time.

While thanking the Organising Committee for a job well done, Aminu-Sarumi urged members of the Club to look forward to another rewarding Nigeria Cup in 2022.

AMNI International Petroleum Development Company Limited is the event’s Partner while Lord’s Gin, Sapetro, Design Union, ND Western, Birdview, Shell, and NNPC are the major sponsors.    

The Nigeria Cup is organised yearly by Ikoyi Golf Community Nigeria Association IGCNA.

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