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Police Games: Adewale, Ajayi win squash competition

Corporal Amao Adewale and Sergeant Omolola Ajayi have emerged Champions of the Squash competition of the ongoing Police Games taking place at the Abuja National…

Corporal Amao Adewale and Sergeant Omolola Ajayi have emerged Champions of the Squash competition of the ongoing Police Games taking place at the Abuja National Stadium.
The Number one seeded player who represented Zone 8 at the competition defeated second seaded, Wasiu Bello of same zone, 3-1 in the males final decided at the stadium’s squash court on Wednesday.
Speaking to Daily Trust after his victory, Adewale said his opponent in the final gave him a run for his money.
“It was tough because the guy [his opponent] is a good player and he is my training partner, so we know each other a lot,” the third ranked player in the country said. “I’m not the best player here but I think it was God who gave me the victory.”
Jerry Ogujiofoi and Abubakar Mashood of Force Headquarters, Abuja and Zone 7 respectively emerged joint third and went home with the bronze medals.
In the Females category, Ajayi of Zone 2 defeated Taiwo Ebifemi of same zone, 3-1 in the final to emerge winner.
“My ability to endure pains saw me through in the final,” said Ajayi who played through injury. “With my success here, I’m now aiming at playing for Nigeria in international tournaments.”
Dunni Okikiola of Force Headquarters and Charity Philips of Zone 7 jointly picked up the third spot and got the bronze medals.
Zone 8 which had the two male finalists in their team, won the team event after defeating the Force Headquarters in the final. Zones 1 and 7 came joint third.
Also, Zone 2 which had the two female finalists won the female team event, defeating Zone 7 in the final. Zones 8 and 6 emerged joint third.
Prize money, medals and trophies were presented to winners during the closing ceremony of the competition.

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