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Orubebe golf tourney ends in Sapele

Sapele went agog penultimate Saturday as the Sapele Athletic Club hosted the Orubebe Invitational Golf competition sponsored by former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Godsday Orubebe.

The tournament was part of activities  marking the centenary celebrations of the club.

The Sapele Athletics club owns the oldest golf course in Nigeria. The game was first played there on a competitive basis  before other gold courses like the Ikoyi Golf Club came on board.

But the club lapsed into inactivity until the recent efforts by Orubebe to revive and make it regain its lost glory.

The tournament tee off was taken by its sponsor as Chairman of the Nigeria Golf Federation, Dr Peter Dashi and seven members of his executive led other participants in vying for honours in various  categories.

Prizes were available in various  categories with Tunde Muze as the overall winner. Philip Laban, Emma Oyibo, Kunle Dada and Joy Solomon won awards. P. Asagba won the veteran prize.

Speaking at the presentation of prizes, Orubebe declared his resolve to make the competition an annual event and his readiness to continue to be of assistance to the Sapele Athletic Club in the pursuance of its goals towards discovering new talents and nurturing them to stardom.

He praised the management of the club for its commitment and determination to ensure that the club continues to fulfill the dreams of its founding fathers.



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