The president of Nigeria Teqball Federation (NIGTEQ) Engr. Habu Gumel has expressed satisfaction about the rapid growth of Teqball in the country despite being a new sport in the world.
Gumel who doubles as the Nigerian Olympic Committee (NOC) president vowed to make Teqball a household name in the country and also to place Nigerian on the world map.
“I am very excited that Teqball is developing seriously in Nigeria we just started not long ago even, though it a new sport in the world but it’s moving and we are happy.
“In Nigeria, we have decided to develop it more and to the highest level, we have decided to develop it in all parts of Africa even to the world.
“So, I am happy with what I have seen today l saw better performance in all the players in this championship, we will rotate tournament from one zone to another I want to assure the public and training will continue” he concluded.
Meanwhile, it was dollars rains for the champions of the maiden edition of the Nigeria Challenger Teqball Series held in Abuja.
In phase one of the tournaments, Victor Oyemade who won the men’s Singles event with 20 points went home with $200, while Chiemere Nwa-Emmanuel(16pts) and Andrew Ikoko(12pts) received $150 and $100 respectively.
In the mixed doubles duo of Nwachukwu Emeka and Obi Ijeoma with 15points smile to the bank with $400 while Sylvester Gloria and Osayande Edokpolor, of N-Youth (13pts), settle for $300 as runner up as Imo State Team made up of Adindu Chukwuemeka and Otuh Favour (13pts) received $200.
In the Men’s doubles final, Oyemade Ademoye and Yahaya Akorede (20pts)who emerged champions received a whopping $400 while runner up, the duo of Ikoko Ochuko and Chukwuebuka (16pts) picked $300 as Salihu Funsho and Ogunlana Joseph (10pts) pocketed $200 for their efforts.