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Top seeds reign supreme at OTrafford tourney

Nigeria female squash number one, Yemisi Olatunji and former male number one, Taiwo Sodq emerged winners of the O Trafford PSA National...

Nigeria female squash number one, Yemisi Olatunji and former male number one, Taiwo Sodq emerged winners of the O Trafford PSA National Closed Satellite Tournament 2018 title respectively.

It was another version of the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, at the final of the O Trafford, PSA Closed Satellite Tournament as topmost Nigeria female squash player, Yemisi Olatunji defeated her younger sister Busayo Olatunji 11-7, 11-8, 11-3 to win the O Trafford PSA National Closed Satellite Squash Tournament title.

Fresh from her exploit at the just concluded National Sports Festival in Abuja, Yemisi displayed why she is Nigerian topmost player against her resilient sister in the female category.

In the male category, Taiwo Sodiq who was in strong form throughout the game and ousted top player, Lanre Abdulrahman in the semi-final, bounced from his loss in the first set to defeat a hard-fighting Idowu Enemakure 12-14, 11-1, 11-6, 11-8 in a five straight set game.

The chairman of O Trafford Squash club, Aderemi Adeseun while presenting the winners with award, said the tournament has come to stay and urged all other squash clubs to organise more PSA sanctioned tournaments to enable Nigeria squash players get points to be ranked.

The winner of the male category went home with a cash price of $1,000 while the female category got $500.