Kenyan officials arrive for PANASA, Awosika championships

Kenyan officials arrive for PANASA, Awosika championships

A top Kenyan government official, Jeremiah Lomorukai, led a delegation to Lagos, yesterday, ahead of the maiden edition of the President’s Cup and the Dr. Winifred Awosika Foundation’s African Youth Scrabble Championship, organised by the Pan African Scrabble Association (PANASA).

Lomorukai, who is the governor of Kenya’s Kurnana County, said he is in Nigeria because of his interest in youth development and rapid growth of scrabble as a sport in his country.

The governor arrived with members of the Kenyan team aboard a Kenya Airways flight that also ferried the Ugandan contingent to the country.

While in Nigeria, he is expected to pay a courtesy call on Oba Oniru of Iruland, His Royal Majesty, Oba Abdulwasiu Omogbolahan Lawal, Abisogun II and Dr Winifred Awosika, the founder of Chrisland Schools.

The two tournaments will begin tomorrow and end on Monday.

Players from 14 countries, including Kenya, Uganda, Botswana, Ghana, Cameroun, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia, South Africa, United States of America and host, Nigeria, will feature at the four-day event.

According to the organisers, the President’s Cup is for elite players, while students under 15 and 19 years old will participate in the Foundation’s African Youth Scrabble Championship.

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