Senator Akinlabi Olasunkanmi U-19 Closed Squash Tournament organized by the Lagos Country Club has ended on a flowery note, with winners carting home various cash prizes.
The tournament which had 24 secondary school boys and girls as participants, saw Temiloluwa Adegoke emerging as the winner in the boys category after defeating his closest rival, Desmond Igudola in a 3-straight energy sapping encounter.
On the female category, Busayo Olatunji won, having an easy ride over her rival, Idowu Ogunyemi.
While Mr Tosin Olaniyan emerged the last man standing for an exhibition game at the occasion. Mr Ladi Smith who crushed other opponents at the event had the most game played.
The club’s President, Mr Munir Kayode Moradeyo and the Squash Chairman Arch Funmi Bankole called for the need to make the tournament an open one so as to allow for more participation in the coming year.
Responding, Senator Akinlabi Olasunkanmi in whose honor the event was organized to mark his 60th birthday, promised to make it an annual event.
The former Minister for Youth Development said the philosophy behind the event was to ensure the youth were engaged in meaningful things.
“There is need to engage our youth so that they can be useful to our society” he said.
Meanwhile the former minister has promised to make the tournament an annual open event so as to allow for more participation.