Nigeria Scrabble Federation (NSF) officials and the National Scrabble Team are prepared to retain the Africa Scrabble Championship title at the 14th edition starting in Lusaka, Zambia on Friday 21st October 2022. The NSF President Engr Olobatoke Aka said this in an interview with the media on Monday, just before jetting out with the national team to Zambia for the tournament.
The national team arrived Lusaka, Zambia on Tuesday 18th October in high spirits along with the senior team coach Anthony Ikolo and the Secretary General, the Vice President and the NSF President who is the leader of the team.
Nigeria has won the African title thirteen times. The last edition of the tournament hosted by Kenya in 2018 was won by Nigeria's Moses Peter. Nigeria will feature a 17 (seventeen) player team in this tournament. The team includes three female players, three former African title holders (Ikekeregor Dennis, Jighere Wellington and Etim Nsikak) and the team captain Oshevire Avwenagha.
The tournament commences on Friday the 21st and runs through Monday the 24th of October 2022.
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