…$12,000 for Grabs, Media Tourney Underway
The maiden Chamberlain Squash Open (CSO), which took off at the weekend in Lagos is set to chat a new frontier for the game of squash in the country.
Sponsor of the event Chamberlain Usoh, who spoke at the weekend during a media parley in Lagos, said that he has full confidence in the leadership b of new President of the federation, Boye Oyerinde, to take squash to fresh heights.
He revealed that about $12,000 will be up for grabs at the tournament which will feature both local and international players, however there are no doubles event. Some of the players arrived in the country in the course of the week. One of the key reasons for sponsoring the championship he revealed is to ensure that more Nigerians get ranked in the Professional Squash Association (PSA), ranking.
In his remarks, Oyerinde, thanked the sponsors for finding squash as a veritable for sports sponsorship and assured that they will not be disappointed with their investment in the tournament, even as he assured that the new squash board has been reaching out to great minds of the past to help reposition the sport.
“Former President of the board, Dr Kayode Roberts is on the board and we have been making moves to bring people like like Barr. FRA Williams and Barr George Etomi, so that we can together move the game forward and the discuassions with these great men have so far been fruitful”.
Oyerinde, said the clincher is the to revive the annual Chairman’s Squash tournament for sports journalists, that was initiated by Dr Roberts and sooner than later the media will be awash with plans for the tournament, that should coincide with a major national or international tourney.