Godwin Emefiele, CBN Governor
Godwin Emefiele, CBN Governor

AHMED Amate has
emerged the overall
winner of the 2017 edition
of the Central Bank of
Nigeria Governor’s
Cup golf competition,
which took place over
the weekend at the IBB
International Golf and
Country Club, Abuja.
Amate, a medical
doctor, recorded a gross
of 89 and 67 nett to drive
to a 19.4 handicap which
secured his victory ahead
of 200 other participants
in the event.
He said winning the
competition was the best
thing that had happened
to him in recent time,
while hoping to become a
professional golf player in
the nearest future.
He said: “I am elated off
course after winning the
2017 edition of the CBN
Governor’s Cup.
“It is my first major
trophy and I have been
playing golf for just one
year now.
“Golf is a sport you
give your best; sometimes
your best pay off and it
doesn’t, but I think my
best yielded a good result
this time around.
“I played well and I
enjoyed it; I will keep
playing to keep reducing
my handicap.”
The Governor, CBN,
Godwin Emefiele, who
handed the trophy to
Amate, said the apex
bank would continue to
identify with sports as
it was a strong unifying
factor in the country.
Emefiele, represented
by the Acting
Director, Corporate
Communications, Isaac
Okoroafor, CBN, had
lived up to expectation in
sports development in the
country.
The CBN boss
commended his
predecessors for
introducing and
sustaining the tournament
and promised to take the
tournament to the next
level.
He listed the All
Financial Institutions
Football competition as
one of the other major
sports competition
sponsored by the bank.
He said: “We will
continue to sponsor this
golf competition whether
recession or not.”
The tournament saw
winners emerge in other
categories.
The auxiliary category
saw Abdullahi Sanusi
winning the CBN staff

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longest drive title, while
G. Ihonubere went home
the longest drive title for
ladies.
Others winners are P.
Chidolue (longest drive
for men), R. Danjuma
(nearest to the pin ladies)
and C. Chiejina, who
pocketed the prize for
nearest to the pin for
men.
Sunday Ameh (SAN),
Captain of the IBB
International Golf
and Country Club,
commended the CBN
for sustaining the
tournament for the past
11 years.

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