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Scrabble: UNILAG Student, Nwali, Emerges New African Champion 

By: Highcelebritysquard 


The all-conquering scrabble contingent of Nigeria to the 14th Africa Scrabble Championship in Lusaka, Zambia, will arrive in the country on Wednesday.

Nigeria stamped its authority again at the 2022 edition of the tournament, which featured 86 scrabble players from 10 countries, winning its 13th title in 14 editions of the championship.

A third year student of Health Education in the University of Lagos, Enoch Nwali, emerged as Africa’s new champion and Nigeria’s new prodigy with a sensational win in Lusaka

Nwali topped the pile with 2023 points after winning 24 games and drawing one.

He was followed in second place by compatriot and former world champion, Jighere Wellington, who finished with +1302 points, while Omosafe Prince completed Nigeria’s top-three dominance in third with +965 points

Nwali led the pile and held forth for the most part of the competition, having started his dictatorship campaign at 29th position in the first round, then moved to seventh position in the second round. He climbed to third and second positions in the third and fourth rounds.

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The 26-year-old won gold at the last National Sports Festival and at NUGA Games. He has been consistent with this stellar performance and is now among the world’s Top 10, going to WESPA ratings.

The third seed is now the favourite to represent the country at the forthcoming World Scrabble Championship in Las Vegas, USA next year.

On his way to the top position, he ruthlessly overthrew the top position holder in the fifth round, before stamping his name on the zenith of the players’ standings.

From then on, he was swift to set up his cabinet, redesigned the table one board and ruled with a very tight fist, gaining the apex spot from Round 5 to Round 15.

He was however dislodged by his compatriot and former world champion, Jighere Wellington, in Round 16 with the slightest crack on the top spot, knocking Enoch down to the second position.


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