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Ikoyi Club agog as 38 stars battle for Prime Atlantic Closed Squash honours

By Jesutomi Akomolafe
10 December 2021   |   4:01 am
Over 38 Nigerian professional stars have taken to the squash courts of Ikoyi Club 1938 to compete for honours in the Prime Atlantic Closed Squash Tournament.

Over 38 Nigerian professional stars have taken to the squash courts of Ikoyi Club 1938 to compete for honours in the Prime Atlantic Closed Squash Tournament.

The competition is a yearly event sponsored by Prime Atlantic to enhance and encourage sporting activities in the country.

The winner of the competition will take home a deep freezer and other prizes, while the second and third place winners will go home with a sound system and Microwave.

Unveiling the competition during the week, Chairman, Ikoyi Club Squash Section, Olaomoju Lawal, said it was aimed at developing professional squash in Nigeria and also promoting healthy lifestyle.

“The essence is for people to come together to exercise their body. The good thing about squash is that it helps to build instincts and it is important that the body is fit.

“I will not advise anyone to play squash overnight without being fit for the game. The advantage of the game is also to bring members together and network,” he said.

Speaking on the role of Prime Atlantic in promoting sporting activities in the nation, the firm’s Marketing and Communications Manager, Aderonke Adebanjo, said the organisation is passionate about health and safety and believes in sporting activities that promote great health.

“Over the years, we have been sponsoring Nigerian athletes outside the shores of the country and we are still in the business of doing more. We sponsored Yemisi Olatunji, Nigeria’s women number one squash player, to the London Open Squash Championships in 2019.

“Aside from providing financial support for athletes, we believe in sporting activities that would make you healthy and safe,” she said.