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Team NNPC yesterday emerged winners of the table tennis team event at the ongoing Nigeria Oil & Gas Industry Games.
The trio of Keye Surajudeen Adekunle, Hassan Aliyu and Maiyefa Monday proved too difficult for their counterparts from Chevron represented by Oyinbo Olaleye, Okeifa Francis and Segun Francis by 3-0 to be crowned winners of the event.
The more experienced Team NNPC used a combination of good serves and strokes to subdue their opponents to rhe admiration of the crowd in the entertaining encounter decided at the table tennis hall of Ikoyi Club 1038.
In the women category, three time defending champions Mojisola Adeniran and Chizoba Onuoha of Shell defeated the duo of Adefiseso Adetola and Adjeke Felicia of NNPC to emerge winners.
An excited Mojisola told our correspondent that she was overjoyed retaining the title with her team mate because younger players boastedto stop them prio to the competition.
“I’m really overjoyed with the victory because it is not easy winning it for the third time. Many young player are getting stronger every year and some of them even boasted we’re not going to survive the preliminaries”, she stated.