Team Akande wins Kwara Badminton Veterans Relay tourney in honour of three members


Team Akande today, June 24th, 2023, defeated Team Pharmacist Lanre Alege 66-57 to win Kwara State Stadium Badminton Veterans Club Relay Competition, staged in honour of two of its members who retired from the civil service.

The competition was also staged to celebrate one of their members, who was bestowed with an award.

Team Tunde Akande defeated team Pharmacist Lanre Alege 66-57 points to win the competition having edged out Team Adedeji Geshinde Fregene with 66-64 points in the first round.

On the other hand, Team Alege beat Team Engr Kamila Wopa 66-59 points to zoom to the final and eventually lost to Team Tunde Akande in the final.

Addressing the participants, the Captain of the Club, Alhaji Wahab Oba applauded them for honouring the recipients adding that the Club would continue to support the development of the game of badminton.

Alhaji Wahab Oba called on the government not to relent in its support to sports.

The Captain congratulated the recipients for reaching the pinnacle of their carrier and successful retirement.

The Chairman Main Organising Committee, Yinka Abolarin had earlier said the competition was put together to honour three of its members and thanked members for their active participation in the competition.

The Executive Chairman, Kwara State Sports Commission, Mallam Bola Mogaji later presented gifts to the three recipients and the winning teams.

The competition featured active players, Court 3 and Court 4 Veteran members to celebrate Engr. Kamila Wopa FNSE who was recently bestowed with the Prestigious award of the fellowship of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering, Alhaji Amosa Adedeji Fregene, who was promoted to the peak of his career as the State’s Permanent Secretary and Pharmacist Lanre Alege, Fellow Pharmaceutical Society  of Nigeria (FPSN), who just retired as the Deputy Director, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin.


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