Sunday , 23 July 2017

Nigerian becomes First AFrican winner of English Language championship

Nigeria’s Wellington Jighere became the First African winner of English Language scrabble championship in the just concluded World Scrabble championship at Perth, Western Australia. He defeated  129 competitors to win the World English-language Scrabble Players’ Association championship on Sunday, trouncing Englishman Lewis Mackay in the final match on Sunday, November 8,2015

 

The Nigerian Scrabble team congratulates Wellington Jighere in Perth on Sunday. Photograph: Calla Wahlquist for the Guardian

The Nigerian Scrabble team congratulates Wellington Jighere in Perth on Sunday. Photograph: Calla Wahlquist for the Guardian

 

Persistence always triumphs. Having placed 3rd place and 11th place in two previous tournaments in Mumbai 2007 Malaysia 2009 respectively, Wellington never gave up on clinching the top position. He kept hope alive! He was ready to go the extra mile, forfeiting paid employment for four months prior to the contest to enable him to focus on his practice.

Hearty congratulations to Wellington. You have made Nigeria and all Africa proud

Keep Hope Alive!

 

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    It is the first time that an African has won in these world championships, Jighere told The Guardian after the win.

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