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MTN Nigeria Cup: Oboh, Ayinde, Gboneme headline amateur field

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Top Golfers, most of them captains of industry are set to make the amateur competition of the ongoing Nigeria Cup a keenly competed one as Godwin Oboh, former CEO of Union Bank, Ayinde Sanni of Global Golf and Frank Gboneme, the current Chairman of the Ikoyi Golf Club take to the course this weekend.

The big-hitting trio who are well known for their regular visits to the broad fairway of the Ikoyi course are among the high profiled amateur golfers expected to storm the course in continuation of the Nigeria Cup; a competition put in place to mark the nation’s 51st anniversary.

Last Saturday, kid golfers took their turn on the course playing over nine-holes while the Caddies had their day on the course on Monday.

Tuesday was dedicated to the ladies while tour professionals joined in the celebration for a whopping sum of N3m between Wednesday and Thursday.

Invited guests mostly from neighbouring states of Ogun, Oyo and Edo have all been part of the MTN-sponsored programme.

Meanwhile, the General Manager, Consumer Marketing of MTN Nigeria, Kola Oyeyemi, has praised the organizers of the competition, while also pledging MTN’s continuous support to the development of the game of golf in Nigeria.

“We will always support good initiatives that will help move Nigeria forward” Oyeyemi said beaming with satisfaction.

The weeklong competition, fully backed by MTN would be rounded up on Saturday at a gala night slated for the Civic Centre.

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