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Squash: Usoh Commends Ambode over support for CSO

Promoter and founder of the annual Chamberlain Squash Open, Chamberlain Usoh has commended Lagos State governor, Akinwumi Ambode for throwing his weight behind the competition which kicks off today in Lagos.
Usoh, a journalist with Channels TV, at a media briefing in Lagos over the weekend noted that Ambode’s support for the event has taken the competition to a higher level.
“I must say that courtesy of the support of Lagos state governor, Akinwumi Ambode and other corporate bodies, this year’s event is going to be bigger and better. The governor has directed the Lagos state sports commission to give us total support. For this, I m very grateful,” Usoh said.
He disclosed that this year’s event would hold in an all glass court at the Teslim Balogun Stadium with 32 PSA ranked foreign players and 25 local players featuring.
In his words: “In all, we have 32 PSA ranked foreign players and 25 local players competing for a prize money of $25,000 and $10,000 for the men and women categories respectively.”
Usoh further disclosed that in line with the global recognition which the tournament now enjoys, World Squash Federation (WSF) has designated top Egyptian referee Nasser Sayed Zahran Mohammed as the main tournament umpire.
” We are confident that Mohammed will do a good job as his presence and expertise will really impact on the quality of officiating,” Usoh said.
This year’s tournament starts today with preliminary round of matches. The final is billed for Saturday May 12.

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