Gora beckons Scrabble inclusion into Sports Festival, hails NLNG

President of Nigeria Scrabble Federation (NSF), Suleiman Gora has called for inclusion of Scrabble into this year’s National Sports Festival and beyond.
Gora who made the call in a statement in Abuja however commended the management, Staff, people and members of Scrabble club of Nigeria Liquefied and Natural Gas, NLNG, Finima Bonny Island, Rivers State under the administration of Managing Director, Eng.
Tony Attah for the warm reception in honour of the Victorious team to the 2017 World Scrabble Championship Country Trophy held in Nairobi, Kenya.
Speaking while presenting the team and trophy to the President of the NLNG RA Club, Emmanuel Archibong who represented the management Director, Gora reiterated that the commitment and dedication of the players gave them the victory.
“These players are not new to victory; in fact they have become nemesis to other African and world players.
Winning is no longer news to them, what is hampering their progress is lack of sponsors both from Government and corporate organizations”.
“What is happening here today is the relationship that we have been looking forward to in terms of synergy and collaboration between us and captains of Industries.
For the development of Scrabble, we always look at kids like the ones here present from NLNG RA International School, a replica of what happened in Lagos during the Winifred Awosika National Scrabble championship for Under 12 years” says Gora.
The Scrabble Boss said people who have passion for the game of Scrabble, has been the driving force of the achievements of the Federation.
He further lamented the omission of the game from the 2018 National Sports Festival come December, and assured that the federation will continue to agitate for its re-introduction, not just for mere appearance, but for the sustainability of the past records of overwhelming achievements this Federation has attained in the past years.
Global and continental achievements attained by NSF in recent times include African Championship trophy which was won by Nigeria’s Dennis Ikekeregor in 2004 and 2006, Wellington Jighere world triumph in 2008 and 2010, as well as Solomon Nsikak Etim’s victory in 2014, amongst others.
On the future plans, Gora said the federation is working with National Initiative for the Blind to make them achieve their purpose in life through engaging in the game of Scrabble.

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