Team Egba Ake Wins 2nd Kings' Cup Golf Tournament - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Sunday, October 10, 2021

Team Egba Ake Wins 2nd Kings' Cup Golf Tournament

Team Egba Ake displaying their trophy

ABEOKUTA - Team Egba Ake on Saturday emerged winners of the 2021 Kings' Cup Invitational Golf Tournament held at the Abeokuta Golf Club, Ogun State.

The tournament which saw the Egba Ake team emerged victorious with 642 points, had the four Egba Kingdoms of Ake, Owu, Agura and Oke Ona uniting on the golf course.

Team Oke-Ona finished as first runners up with 599 points, while team Agura and team Owu wrapped up the tournament in third and fourth place in that order.

The top performer, Mr. Tayo Aderinto from team Egba Ake won a return ticket to any country of his choice from one of the sponsors, Kenya Airways. 

The tournament put together to foster unity among the four Egba Kingdoms, the Agura of Gbagura, Oba Saburi Babajide Bakre performed the ceremonial tee off to set the Championship underway.

Chairman, Organizing committee of the 2021 Kings' Cup Golf tournament, Mr. Adewale Adeogun appreciated every participants and also gave kudos to Marketing consultant of the event, Nilayo Sports Management Limited, owned by renowned sports entrepreneur and former commissioner for sports in Ogun State, Hon. Bukola Olopade.

Speaking to journalists at the sideline of the closing ceremony held on Saturday, the Project Manager, Nilayo Sports Management Limited, Mr. Seyi Johnson said the Kings' Cup will continue to enjoy the presence of corporate bodies.

He said "All thanks to Rite Foods, Kenya Airways and Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) for adding value, we look forward to a continuous partnership in the sporting industry."

"At Nilayo Sports, we are always on top of our game, that's why we have brought in sponsors for the Kings' Cup, it's the very first time that the tournament will witness such".

At the dinner event held at the Library hall, Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, OOPL on Saturday evening, individual and team honours were presented to deserving winners.

The presentation of the giant trophy to team Egba Ake was done by the managing director of Nilayo Sports Management Limited, Hon. Bukola Olopade.

While the monarchs from the four Egba Kingdoms were ably represented, dignitaries from different walks of life also graced the colorful occasion.

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