Monday, 28 November 2016


Bose Odusanya and Rilwan Akanbi were crowned champion at the 48th Asoju Oba Molade Okoya Thomas.

Bose Odusanya and Rilwan Akanbi Were The Champions At The 48th Asoju Oba Molade Okoya Thomas Cup.

Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos State hosted the grand-finale of the oldest tournament in Nigeria which saw Bose Odusanya and Rilwan Akanbi won the singles' female and males'events respectively at the 48th Asoju Oba Molade- Okoya Thomas Cup held during the weekend.

Bose Odusanya retained her championship by defeating Fatimat Bello 4-2 to win the ladies'single finale while Rilwan Akanbi defeated Azeez Solanke 4-3 to win his first major singles title at the male's category.

Bose express her happiness over retaining the cup she won last year. Speaking with the media after her victory, she said: "I am very grateful winning this tile back-to-back. I want to thank God for crowning my effort because i trained a lot for this championship. My opponent, Fatimo Bello, also a club mate, played very well too.
"But I was determined and God made the victory possible for me. I want to thank the family of the late Sir Molade Okoya-Thomas for hosting this tournament and I hope they will not relent in this realy competition".

Rilwan Akanbi also express his joy after his victory said; "I am very happy winning this cup for the first time. Azeez Solanke was a big challenge to me, as we are both in the junior team. We are both promoted to play in the senior level.
"At the start of the game, I knew it was going to be an even match because he is a very good player. We play together in the junior category as well and the level of competition was very good. This tournament has always improved my game each time it is being organised."

Both champions, Bose and Rilwan would be representing Nigeria in this year's International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Junior Championship in Cape Town, South Africa. The Tournament is scheduled to hold from November 30 to December 8.



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