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SWAN Cup: New Telegraph wins scrabble silver

New Telegraph’s Charles Ogundiya on Wednesday emerged runners up of the scrabble competition at the ongoing Sports Writers Associations, Lagos State Chapter’s Week after losing in the final to the defending champion, Niyi Oyeleke of SuperSports.

The game organised with the full presence of the Lagos State Scrabble Association saw Ogundiya taking the game to his more experienced opponent but later succumbed to the superiority of the former Lagos State SWAN chairman with over 200 scores. Also the table tennis event of the SWAN week produced a new champion as Lagos State Television player, Shakiru Adeleye, defeated two former champions of the competition, Lukman Ologunro and Tunde Oyedele to emerge winner.

Ologunro won the last edition competed for in 2019 and he was defeated by the eventual winner in the semifinal before beating the 2018 winner, Oyedele in the final. In the third place game, Ologunro defeated Mike Maiyaki, who beat Tolulope Atobatele in the quarterfinal, to secure the bronze medal. Meanwhile, the SWAN Week continues on Thursday with the quarterfinal and semifinal stages of the football event.

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