Nigerian golfer, Amina Wilfred has dethroned Uganda’s Irene Nakalembe to win the 22nd Ladies Open Golf Championship held at the IBB International Golf and Country club.
The three-day golf championship attracted over one hundred golfers from the African continent.
Wilfred, a woman police inspector’s shot a combined gross score of 254 to emerge champion said she was ready to regain the trophy from the Ugandans who had won it twice in a row.
“I feel happy. I thank God for emerging champion in this tournament. Its not by my power but God for giving me this opportunity to win this tournament.
“Last year, the Ugandans came here and took the trophy but this year, we told them we were ready for them. This time I trained hard to regain this trophy for Nigeria,” she said.
In the same vein, the host and Lady Captain of IBB club, Nanfe Audu is ecstatic that the trophy will remain in Nigeria for another year.
“I feel excited, fulfilled that Nigerian regained the cup this time around. I feel great because we have one of the best players in the country who have been representing in African and around the world. We are so proud to have her win. It’s a win for Nigeria and not just IBB club,” she noted.
Meanwhile, the winner of the 2017 edition, Racheal Danjuma came second with a gross score of 256.
According to the former lady captain of Jaji Golf Club, her target next year is to help Nigeria retain the trophy.
“This is my first time of coming second and I recall last year telling you all that the Nigerians will win it this year and here we are, we did it. That is my happiness and my joy.
Next year, the target is to retain the trophy. The winner is a sister and a colleague, and it’s like me winning the trophy,” she said.