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Edo 2020: Team Rivers Wins Gold In Scrabble

Nsikak Etim Solomon added to the medal haul of team Rivers yesterday at the ongoing National Sports Festival in Edo State after winning a gold in scrabble.

Nsikak Etim Solomon defeated favourite and first African to be crowned World scrabble champion Jighere Wellington to the top podium prize in the Masters singles event.

Wellington who is representing team Delta settled for Silver, while George Ezinore of Edo State won bronze.

In the female singles, team Delta’s Tuoyo Mayuku won the gold, while Sule Success and Bukunmi Afolayan of Edo and Ogun State in that order won Silver and bronze.

Delta also dominated the open singles category with Godsfavour Whiskey beating Sunday Ituah (Lagos) and Itiemo Brigeni (Bayelsa) to the Gold medal.

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