July 13, 2024

The Gambia to host 3rd West Africa Scrabble Championship, WASC edition

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By Dotun Omisakin

 

The Gambia will host the third edition of the West Africa Scrabble Championship, WASC scheduled to hold in 2024, the head of the Main Organizing Committee (MOC) of the second edition Championship (WASC) Engineer Toke Aka has disclosed.

 

Engr. Aka who doubles as the President Nigeria Scrabble Federation, NSF stated this during the opening ceremony of the second edition Championship (WASC) taking place at Novatel Hotel in Lagos.

 

He appreciated contingents from English-speaking countries in the West Africa sub-region participating in the championship, saying that existence of the championship is a testament to the common goal each countries share together.

 

“This is something we will all like to see continue as it started in Ghana last year, now the turn of Nigeria. We all agreed it will be rotating among the five recognized counties that are playing English scrabble in the West Africa sub-region which means the next host will be The Gambia.

 

“And for the Gambia, we will go straight to Sierra Leone, Liberia, back to Ghana. We will like to this continue because it has been happening in East and Central for over 10 years now and they have not see any reasons not to host the event and I don’t see why we who are even one like each other even though we don’t have a common language but we have an open border, it will not be a difficult thing,” the president said.

 

The NSF President advised the players to exude friendliness, saying that the championship serves as a springboard to create quality relationships among the countries.

 

“When you win, be happy, when you lose look inward, you find out what really happened for you to have lost. Please let’s play in a friendly atmosphere remembering that we are brothers, that is the reason why we have the ECOWAS.

 

“So what we are doing right now is building friendship in the sub region, let’s see this game as a friendly one knowing that it is good we win,” he added.

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