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Adelaja wins gold in table tennis

11 October 2012, 15:21

Lagos - Wasiu Adelaja of Lagos Information on Thursday emerged the second gold medalist at the ongoing 2012 Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Games in Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Adelaja’s victory came after Kisti Golih of Voice of Nigeria (VON) had won the first gold medal at the Games in female table tennis.

Incidentally, Adelaja also won the gold in male table tennis by beating Abubakar Olatunji of VON at 11-7, 11-5, 11-6 at the final.

In Chess, Francis Ore of Supersports won the gold while Oluku Oke of Sportsday, took the silver and Paul Oluwakoya of The Nation, won the bronze.

In draught, Moshood Adewale of VON won the gold, Isiaka Ogunshina of VON, the silver and Funmilayo Kayode went home with the bronze.

In scrabble, Celestine Osemeilu of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) won the gold, Christopher Ilems, the silver while Philip Ethofe of Sports Day settled for bronze.

In thug-of-war, the Sun would battle FRCN for bronze medal, while VON would battle Sports Ville for Gold and Silver medals, respectively.

In Five-A-Side event, defending champion Lagos Information would meet This Day at the first semi-final match, while VON and the Sun would meet in the second semi-finals.

NAN reports that Lagos Information qualified after beating Sports Day 2-0, while This Day Newspaper qualified by beating Lagos Television 3-0.

VON had defeated FRCN 1-0 while the Sun had defeated Federal Information 7-6 on penalty after the match had ended goalless.

NAN reports that the Games continue with athletics event at the main bowl of the National Stadium and marathon kick-off at Costain Bus Stop.


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