Nigeria Scrabble Federation president, Chief Toke Aka has disclosed that very quickly the federation will occupy its rightful place within the comity of sports activities within the nation.
Talking forward of the trials for the African Championship qualifiers and the Abuja Nationwide Open Championship, Chief Aka informed Blueprint sport on the Moshood Abiola Nationwide Stadium that “placing Scrabble again on observe entails a whole lot of work and co-operation from my Board members sadly a few of them aren’t on the identical web page with me.
“A few of them don’t know why they’re within the Board. Scrabble is a person sport and I have to confessed that the game had witnessed decline after my exit as president. I used to be in workplace once more after eight 12 months that I left.
“If I say I’m pleased with the place we’re I’m not saying the reality. Now we have not made sufficient progress however I’m again to take Scrabble to the highest once more. Sure, I need to take it even past the extent I left the game as a result of a whole lot of issues had come into the world now.”
The amiable president opines that the federation goes to leverage on the constructive influence of Social media to make big strides and prioritize a number of key eco-system to make the sport thrive within the nation after the droop witnessed lately by federation.
And as a part of the actions to make solar shine once more, the federation is utilizing the chance to carry its board assembly Friday on the Velodrome and arrange the Abuja Nationwide Open Championship which is slated for 1st and 2nd of October, 2022 on the Moshood Abiola Stadium.
In the meantime, the Federation on Wednesday commenced the method of choosing 10 gamers for the 2022 Africa Scrabble Championship which holds in Zambia subsequent month.
Nigeria is the present holder of the title which Moses Peter received in 2019.
The invited gamers have been drawn from the highest 20 as at thirtieth of April rating by the NSF.
Prime 20 rated gamers within the Masters class will battle for the obtainable slots over 24 rounds of video games.
No. 1 ranked Godwin Victor, double African champion and World Champion Wellington Jighere with Eta Karo who received the West Africa Scrabble Match in Ghana prime the checklist of invited gamers for the two-day qualifiers.
Present title holder Moses Peter won’t be competing as his title was conspicuously lacking after he failed to chop into the highest 20 based on the rankings.
In the meantime, 8 gamers have additionally been given wild card entries to hunt for slots within the Ladies and Youth classes.