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Nigeria’s Scrabble team arrives in India, ready to defend WESPAC title 



The Nigerian scrabble national team delegation arrived in India yesterday to compete in the 2019 World English Scrabble Players Association Championship (WESPAC) slated to hold in Goa from tomorrow to October 20. 

The team departed the country yesterday from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja optimistic they would successfully defending the world title.

According to the programme, Team Nigeria, which is currently ranked the best scrabble side in the world and also defending champions of the WESPAC, will battle with 30 top countries at the Peddem Indoor Sports Stadium, Mapusa, Goa.


Looking forward to a successful defence of their title, the Nigeria Scrabble Federation (NAF) said they picked the country’s best scrabble players to fight for honours in the championship.

Speaking on their chances, National Scrabble Coach, Prince Tony Ikolo said the players were poised to make the country proud in India.

“The scrabble team is going to India to showcase their talents in the sport.

“We are, however, aware that other countries will want to dethrone us as the defending champions. But the team is not under pressure as most of the players are experienced enough to face any challenge at the competition.

“All we need is full support and prayers from Nigerians,” he said.

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