The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has charged the Nigeria Scrabble Federation, NSF to train and mentor young players.
He made the call in Abuja while hosting Nigeria’s scrabble team, following their successful outing at the just-concluded West African Scrabble Championship in Accra, Ghana. The team, which included 15 players, coaches and a few administrators, returned after winning nine out of the 10 titles up for grabs at the event.
Dare, while congratulating the team for their efforts at the event pledged more support for the federation.
On his part, President of Scrabble Federation Olabatoke Aka expressed delight to present a winning team to the Minister, promising that the federation would not rest on its oars in promoting the game.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s Eta Karo was the winner of the four-nation event, which had Nigeria, The Gambia, Sierra Leone and host nation Ghana as participants.