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Golf News of Wednesday, 3 August 2022


President Buhari congratulates young golfer Essien

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President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded young Nigerian female golfer, Iyeneobong Essien on her recent accomplishment.

The 16-year-old finished as a first runner-up at the Champions of Champions invitational tournament held in Northern Ireland.

President Buhari's congratulatory message to the teen sensation was contained in a statement released by Femi Adesina, who is his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

The message was titled ‘President Buhari congratulates 16-year-old Nigerian golfer over success at World Golf Championship.’

The statement reads: “The President salutes the achievements of the youngster, who currently tops the junior player cadre in Nigeria, and has been credited with over 20 medals since she won her first medal at the age of five.

“President Buhari joins all Nigerians in celebrating this great teenager, who is doing so much for the country by demonstrating that hard work and determination pays, wishing the golfer more spectacular success in her career.”

Iyene, as she is famously called has competed in several continents and currently tops the junior player cadre in Nigeria as per the Guardian.