Nigeria Scrabble Federation (NSF) is set to hold its national championship Friday in Abuja.
The championship renamed Asaph Zadok national Championship, in 2012, in honour of late Homun Asaph Zadok, a former scrabble player and first grand patron of NSF, who died in June, same year.
According to a statement by the Chairman media and publicity committee of NSF, Akintunde Akinsemola, players from across the six geopolitical zones of the country, were expected at the VIP Lounge, Package A of Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja for the event.
The defending national champion, Moses Peter, has vowed to do his best possible to retain his championship jacket.
“I am in good shape and ready to retain my title to help project the image of Akwa Ibom state as a Scrabble power house in Nigeria. I also wish to win the prestigious Green Jacket for an unprecedented third time.”
Twenty-four games will be played across three days with the eventual winner going home with a cash prize of 200,000 naira and NSF Green Jacket.
Some of other players expected at the competition are former champions Dipo Akanbi, Eta Oghenekaro and Tunde Oduwole.