12th November, 2012
The Adegoke brothers, Onaopemipo and Temiloluwa, on Saturday won the U-15 and U-19 categories of the Lagos Squash Classic.
Nine-year-old Onaopemipo defeated Tobiloba Jimoh (14) 3-2 in the U-15 category, while his older brother, Temiloluwa, 15, defeated Lanre Pratt, 16, 3- 0 in the U-19.
Onaopemipo described the match as interesting, but Jimoh, told NAN that he was disappointed with the outcome.
“It is so annoying, I trained hard to get to this point, only to lose, it’s painful.
“I will go back to training so that next time when I meet Onas as he is fondly called, I can perform better and win,’’ Jimoh said.
Onaopemipo said he was happy to retain his title as champion of the U-15 team.
“I feel great, I am happy, It wasn’t easy, but I am grateful to God because Tobiloba is a fantastic player too,’’ he said.
Adegoke had won the U-15 category at the Lagos Open Competition held in August.
The U-19 winner, Temiloluwa, said he would not rest on his oars but would resume training in preparation for the National Sports Festival.
“My fans are expecting more from me and my aim is to remain on top at the festival, by God’s grace,’’’ he added.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Squash Federation (NSF) has invited World Squash Federation instructor from the U.S, Mr. Madan to deliver a talk on the latest computerised coaching method in squash in an officiating course that will take place at the Akim Army Barracks, Calabar, Cross River State from 15-18 November, 2012.
According to the president of the Nigeria Squash Federation, Femi Ajagbe, the four-day course was scheduled to end just at the time when the National Sports Festival begins.
icking off in Lagos so that the participants would have an immediate opportunity to apply what they learned from the course.
“The event is packaged to coincide with the coming 18th National Sports Festival in Lagos so as to put what they would have just learnt in the course to use during the festival and to correct the lapses of our officials,” Ajagbe said in a press briefing held recently.