IBB Club tri­umphs over Achi­mota in Match­play con­test

Daily Trust - - SPORT - By David Ngobua

Ac­tiv­i­ties com­mem­o­rat­ing Nige­ria’s 55th In­de­pen­dence an­niver­sary were rounded up at the week­end at the IBB Golf and Coun­try Club with the host beat­ing their Ghana­ian coun­ter­parts from the fa­mous Achi­mota Coun­try Club 1924 42-22.

The vis­it­ing team lost the dou­ble and sin­gle matches played in Abuja at the week­end.

IBB Club took the Satur­day dou­ble matches 17 ½-5 ½ be­fore wrap­ping up the con­test in the sin­gles held on Sun­day 25-17.

It will be re­called that Ghana and Nige­ria are known for play­ing golf matches to celebrate their In­de­pen­dence days and the latest visit by the Ghana­ians was Achi­mota’s first re­turn to Nige­ria’s cap­i­tal since 2013.

In­ter­est­ingly, Kwesi Amoafo-Ye­boah who is the Com­pe­ti­tion Sec­re­tary of Achi­mota, said IBB Golf Club would be in­vited dur­ing the re-com­mis­sion­ing of Achi­mota on Oc­to­ber 25-26.

He also said the Ghana­ian del­e­ga­tion was happy with the hos­pi­tal­ity ex­tended to them by their host just as he ex­pressed con­fi­dence that it will go a long way in mak­ing the ties be­tween the two na­tions stronger.

“It was my first time in Nige­ria, but there was no dis­ap­point­ment from what I saw. The friend­ship has been sus­tained. And to show com­mit­ment to the ties we will be invit­ing IBB to Ac­cra for the re­open­ing of our world-class golf course later this month,’’ he said.

On his part, the cap­tain of IBB Golf Club, Cap­tain Hamid Abbo said the ob­jec­tives of stag­ing the con­test were fully achieved.

Mean­while, gifts were ex­changed be­tween both teams just as Su­laiman Mo­hammed emerged win­ner of the stand out raf­fle of a flight ticket from Abuja to Dubai.

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