The squash indoor hall of Teslim Balogun was $lled to its capacity when
young squash gladiators clashed with one another for supremacy for
different top spots with squash enthusiasts, parents and guardians coming
to supports and sheer their own to victory.
The 3 days sporting event which paraded young squash 161 players from 19
states of the federation who came with zeal and determination to do their
However, in the under-13 girl’s event, undisputed champions, Mistura
Durisinlorun of Kwara state defeated her opponent from Alwa-Ibom, Delight
Temple 3-2 to clinch the gold medal in the category. The title she’s retaining
for the 5th time.
Meanwhile, the Durosinloruns, Mistura and Raheem Durosinlorun were
a delight to watch last weekend at the 3rd edition of Ex-Squash Pro Junior
championship where they both proved their worth when they defeated
their opponents 3-2 and 3-0 in the under-13 and under-16 categories
In the $nal of the under-13 Boys category, Wisdom Nzei and his younger
brother, Daniel who both represented Akwa-Ibom lurk horns with each
other in the $erce ba5le that saw Wisdom claiming the 5le in a 3-2 thriller,
coming from 2-2 draw to seal the winning as he claimed that defeating his
the younger brother was never easy for him as he had to use his wisdom to
edge him out of the game.
However, it didn’t take much efforts for Favour Utukpe to show her
opponent, Paul Favor how to do it right as the la5er defeated her opponent
3-0 in the under-16 girl’s category.
The Kwarans, Ibrahim Balogun and Raheem Durosinlorun were not le7 out
of the ba5le royale with Raheem Durosinlorun mauling his Kwaran
counterpart Ibrahim Balogun 3-0 to claim the gold medal and the coveted
trophy for the tournament.
In her closing remark, the ace broadcaster and chairman of the Ex-squash
Pro Nigeria, Laurel Mubo Ojo said she was particularly delighted that the
event is getting be5er and be5er each passing year especially the two
brothers, Wisdom and Daniel Nzei who represented Akwa-Ibom whose
performances on the court were so overwhelming and wonderful.
The Chubby ace journalist further disclosed that a new template has just
been introduced to make the game more viable in terms of coaching clinic
and some other basic things that will push squash in the country to the next
She never hesitated to enjoined corporate organisations in the country to
contribute their quota to the development of the game so as to discover
more talents and nurture them to champions in order to replace the ageing