Fidelity Bank looks to retain their title as the overall winner of the Nigeria Bankers Games as they perch atop the overall medals’ log with two gold, Silver and four bronze medals.
This is even as the bank is still contending for at least silver medals in five of the six events that will be concluded on the final day.
The remaining events which have Fidelity Bank as finalists include Table Tennis for women in which the bank is vying for the gold medal with First Bank. In Lawn Tennis men doubles and singles, the Ihejiani Team are contending for the gold medal with Stanbic-IBTC while they are also in the race for women singles, Fidelity Bank has Standard Chartered Bank in the battle for gold. Another possible medals source for Fidelity Bank is in the athletics event covering 100, 200, and 4x100m relay for men and women.
Emmanuel Esinnah, Head of Corporate Communications at Fidelity Bank attributed their success to good planning and adequate motivation by the management. “We would have loved to win the football event also but then we are happy to remain favourites for the overall event winner which is a result of our good planning and excellent motivation by management”, explained Esinnah.
First Bank’s Solomon Idowu is however confident of clinching the gold medal for the men’s table tennis singles which he also won last year. “The fact that I am in the finals is sufficient motivation to retain the title I won last year and I look forward to having the gold medal on my neck”, declared Idowu.