4 October 2004

Nigeria: MTN Co-Sponsor Independence Cup Golf Tourney

Lagos — Telecommunications giants, MTN Nigeria Communications Limited, co-sponsored the one-day Independence Cup tournament held at the IBB golf course Abuja on Friday, October 1.

The tournament which had the Nigerian Breweries PLC as the major sponsor alongside several other co-sponsors, had seasoned golfers like Peter Enahoro,

Brigadier-General John Shagaya(rtd), Senator David Mark, General Domkat Bali(rtd), Hon. Tony Anyawu,C. Adejoh amongst others vying for the 44 prizes at stake.

According, to the competition Secretary, Hamza Gambo, the 44 prizes represent the 44th independence anniversary of the Nigerian federation.

The keenly contested tournament brought out the best in the golfers who,posted impressive gross and netts. Golfers like Peter Enahoro, J.Usoro, L.Ejeh and J.Wagner (ladies) won in their respective categories with impressive results.

One of the MTN sponsored categories (veterans) was won by famous golfer, Peter Enahoro popularly called Peter Pan.

Meanwhile, the pairings for the MTN/Virgin Classic has been released.The pairings which has over 200 golfers includes notable names like G. Ejiga, T. Saliu, M.M Waziri amongst others.The qualifiers take place on the 2nd of October, while the grand finale will take place on the 3rd of October.

The winners of the independence cup tourney are listed below. Men-Ehi Uwaifo 242.1m

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