The Bayelsa State-born scrabble gold medalist during the last National Sport Festival, Akpos Malafakumo Best, has been invited for qualifiers of the World Scrabble Championship in United States of America, (USA) slated for June this year.
Malafakumo, produced an outstanding display in the National Sports Festival amassing a total of four medals, two gold, two silver, a performance which has earned her an international invitation for the World Scrabble Championship.
Speaking with Sports Writters in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State Capital on Saturday, Malafakumo, said she was elated with the invitation after her brilliant outing in the National Sports Festival in Asaba, Delta State, stating that she is focused on qualifying for the championship.
She noted that with Bayelsa State exploit in sports in the last three years, she believes that qualifying for the showpiece would further give the State global attention that the state is enjoying, assuring Bayelsans of a sterling outing in the championship.
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According to her, the preparation for the next National Sports Festival in Abeokuta, Ogun State has commenced in earnest, pointing out that her target was to go beyond two gold, two silver which she won in the edition 21st in Asaba.
Malafakumo who hails from Peretorugbene in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa state was crowned the best female scrabble player in the first Governor Diri Scrabble championship in 2021.