Connect with us

General news

Squash: 12 year-old wins two categories, defeats number one seeded player

Published

on

Squash: 12 year-old wins two categories, defeats number one seeded player

Mistura Durosinlorun, a 12 year old defeated the number one seeded player Favour Utukpe in the U-16 category at the final of the 2019 edition of the Ex-Squash Pros Diaspora,.


The Nigeria News Agency reports that the 3rd edition of the Ex-Squash Pros Diaspora served off at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere from Nov. 14 to Nov.16.

Durosinlorun told NAN that defeating the number seeded player would further boost her confidence during tournaments.

“I’m so excited I won; last month, when we met at a tournament, Favour won, then I made up my mind to keep pushing.

“I know I need to sustain this so I need to train harder to remain consistent, and I intend to give it all it takes,” she said.

NAN reports that 14-year Utukpe lost 3-1 to Durosinlorun.

Temitope Olusoji, a player who came to watch the finals, attributed Utukpe’s loss to her new found love for social media.

“Since she got her phone, she began to cut down on the number of hours she trains for.

“That phone distracted her, if she probably didn’t have the phone she would have won,” she said.

In her defense, Utukpe told NAN that, she feels miserable losing to Durosinlorun at the finals.

“Words cannot describe how I feel right now; it’s even more painful because I don’t know where these assumptions are coming from.

“My mum bought the phone for me and she only gave it to me recently, so it’s not true.

“If I had won, they won’t be saying all these, I will just train hard for a comeback, this is a temporary setback, the better player won today,” she said.

In the finals of the U-13 category for boys, Dominion Utukpe of Lagos State defeated Daniel Nzei of Akwa- Ibom 3-1.

For U-13 girls Mistura Durosinlorun of Kwara State defeated Jennifer Madukaozor, of Abia 3-1.

For U-16 category for boys Wisdom Nzei of Akwa Ibom defeated Joseph Eniafoghe of Head Waters Academy 3-2.

In the first edition of the above 45 category, in the women’s category Osarumwense Ogbemi, defeated Sadia Akande 2-0 .

In the over 45 men, Daniel Enaholo defeated Yusuf Durosinlorun 2-0, father of Mistura, and the Tournament Director.

Edited by Maureen Atuonwu

Aderonke Ojediran: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]nnn.com.ng

Kwara schools reopen, comply with COVID-19 protocols No plan to absorb repentant Boko Haram fighters into military – Presidency NSE, DICON collaborate to propel Nigeria’s technological advancement Delta Govt. to partner private sector in fight against COVID-19 pandemic — Okowa Stakeholders embark on NCDs research among People Living with HIV CUPP urges respect for protesters’ rights Mass sack: Pilots, engineers threaten to withdraw services NIRSAL empowers 475 female cassava farmers, 2,872 farmers in south south Sell petrol at old rate until PPPRA gives directive, IPMAN tells members Delta commissioner honoured for fighting against COVID-19 COVID-19: PTF submits interim report, calls for massive search for infected persons NCC revises determination on Unstructured Supplementary Service Data pricing  FG open to development, distribution of COVID-19 vaccine—Osinbajo Kwara Govt tasks principals on compliance with COVID-19 guidelines 8,323 Anambra indigenes to benefit from FG cash transfer programme-DG COVID-19: CACOVID donates food items to Yobe govt. Ogbomoso community commends Buhari for honouring late premier NEPZA mulls incentives, loans for enterprises in Free Trade Zones Bauchi Emir reinstates Bello Kirfi as Waziri of Bauchi Police arrest 45 suspects for various offences in Borno Dubai Tourism didn’t ban Nigerians from UAE- Official Coalition decries attack on Gov. Zulum’s convoy IPMAN directs members to sell petrol at N150 per litre in Kano Senate urges states to partner NBTI for job creation FUTA suspends student who allegedly hacked Premium Times website Bale left out of Real Madrid squad to face Man City Arsenal to sack 55 staff as COVID-19 hits revenues Air Chief says NAF expecting 12 additional aircrafts  APC confirms death of A’Ibom state chairman  Lagos State Governor’s Quiz Competition for Aug. 7 Student’s death: FG seals Ibadan factory E-mail marketing: Netcore Solutions highlights key metrics brands should track Troops raid pirates, militants camp, kill 6 in Bayelsa Obi sworn in to replace late Asari-Toru council boss in Rivers COVID-19: Ekiti distributes 60,000 food packs to vulnerable persons Oyo Govt. approves N59.7 million as takeoff grants for Amotekun operations FG must intervene to reduce risky sexual behaviour among adolescents-Researchers NRC unveils over 700 bidders’ pre-qualification documents Banditry: We won’t allow security challenges to escalate, says Gov. Masari COVID-19: Forum urges FG to reposition technology sector New INEC Admin Sec. assumes duty in Ilorin Blueprint publisher urges youths to embrace education, entrepreneurship COVID-19: FCTA releases protesters COVID-19: WHO deploys health experts to South Africa Obey COVID-19 guidelines, INEC tells voters, stakeholders NSE: Investors staked N3.89bn on 383.3m shares in bullish trading Gov. Matawalle directs provision of relief materials to Zurmi flood victims Presidency: God will decide my political future — Gov. Umahi Kogi proactive in dealing with COVID-19, says Commissioner COVID-19 cases in Africa close to 1m —- WHO