Monday 25th September, 2017
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Okere emerges El-Marino Alukimba t/tennis champ

Okere emerges El-Marino Alukimba t/tennis champ

Uchechi Okere, a teacher at Redeemer International Secondary School Lagos has emerged winner of this year's El- Marino Alukimba Table Tennis tournament which took place at El-Marino Sports Club on Monday, April 17, 2017.

Okere, the defending champion, displayed his dexterity in the tournament by defeating his opponent, Chris Anazia in the finals, while the third place was won by Remi Koledoye.

Okere, who is the best table tennis player in El-Marino Sports Club also won the maiden edition of the tournament in two consecutive years.

The annual tournament which is in its sixth year is between members of the Lagos based El Marino Sports Club, with the trophy donated by Otunba Toyin Odunowo - a member of the club.

Speaking on the tournament, the team manager of El Marino Sports Club, Otunba Seyi Adefarati, said the tournament is aimed at enhancing skills in the game which is a major sporting activity the world over.

He added that the tournament is also aimed at promoting physical fitness and encouraging skills among members of the club.

Continuing, Otunba Adefarati said "the door of the club is open to new members so that the philosophy of healthy living which El-Marino believes in will spread to more Nigerians".

On his part, Okere the winner of the tournament said the match was very challenging but he knew he would win because he knew the weak points of his opponent. "I had to come up with a different style in the finals, other than what l used in the semi finals to defeat my opponent to clinch the first position," he said.