Nigeria Scrabble Federation is set to hold its national championship tomorrow (Friday) in Abuja.
The championship renamed Asaph Zadok National Championship, in 2012, in honour of late Homun Asaph Zadok, a former scrabble player and first grand patron of NSF, who died in June, 2012.
According to a statement by the Chairman Media and Publicity Committee of NSF, Akintunde Akinsemola, players from across the six geopolitical zones of the country, are expected at the VIP Lounge, Package A of Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja for the event.
The defending national champion, Moses Peter has vowed to do his best possible to retain his championship jacket.
“I am in good shape and ready to retain my title to help project the image of Akwa Ibom State as a Scrabble power house in Nigeria. I also wish to win the prestigious Green Jacket for an unprecedented third time”
24 games will be played across three days with the eventual winner going home with a cash prize of 200,000 naira and NSF Green Jacket.
Some of the other players expected at the competition are former champions Dipo Akanbi, Eta Oghenekaro and Tunde Oduwole.
BY AKEEM BUSARI