CBN Governor’s Golf Cup: Emefiele Assures Promotion Of Sports

By Lekan Sowande, Abuja.

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The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, says the apex bank will continue to show consistency in its effort to promote the game of golf and other sports in the country.

Speaking at the venue of the tournament, the IBB International Golf & Country Club in Abuja, Emefiele said the gesture has had a remarkable impact on sportsmen and the youth, especially in this season of a global pandemic.

Emefiele, who was represented by the CBN Deputy Director of Corporate Services Edward Adamu, said right from the first edition in 2007, the tournament has helped to strengthen the spirit of friendship and interaction among participants and organisers thereby creating an atmosphere of relaxation and recreation among golfers.

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.

“It is important to state that the Bank has sustained its sponsorship of competitions in other sports such as the annual All Financial Institutions Football Competition, the CBN Senior Open Tennis Championship and the CBN Junior Tennis Tournament,” Emefiele said.

He commended the camaraderie and spirit of sportsmanship displayed by participants during this tournament saying it underscores the tremendous love for the game.

“As we celebrate the winners and participants of this year’s competition, it is pertinent to acknowledge the IBB Golf and Country Club that worked tremendously to make this competition a success,” he added.

Isaiah Okonofua emerged as overall winner of the 2022 edition of the competition that had 160 participants. Okonofua, playing off handicap 14 with a gross score of 81 and a net of 67, finished as the overall winner of the cup competition.

Mohammed Suleiman playing off handicap 4 with a net of 79 emerged as men’s gross winner. He was closely followed by Julius Fadairo who played with a handicap of 7 to finish as first runner-up with a net of 85.

V.O Adedipe won the men’s division 1 (handicap 0-10) category after playing from the 9 handicap with 81 gross and an impressive 72 net. S.O. Sanya finished as first runner-up in the category playing off handicap 6 with 81 gross and 75 net.

In the CBN Staff category, R. Uje-Eje, playing off handicap 30 with a gross score of 90 and net 69 emerged winner. K. Uwokike settled for the runner up position having played off handicap 24 with a gross score of 100 and net of 76.

There were also prices for best veteran ladies, veteran men, CBN retired staff, CBN guest, CBN staff among others.

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