It was a Lagos state affair in the men’s singles final as Wale Amao and Olanrewaju Abdulrahman clashed with Abdulrahman having an upper hand with a 2-1 win.
Nigeria’s number one female squash star – Yemisi Olatunji also reaffirmed her status as the country’s best with a 3-0 routing of Rofiat Abdulazeez of Kwara in the final.
The several programmes put in place by Lagos State paid off positively in the squash event of the 19th National Sports Festival as athletes from the aquatic city dominated the event claiming gold medals in the singles.
Despite beating Amao to claim the gold medal, Abdulrahman admitted that it was a tough match as both players are familiar foes.
Being his third appearance in the multi-sports fiesta, Abdulrahman was excited about his first medal.
After the festival exploits, Abdulrahman planned to play a pre-tournament in the United States early next year, but he will need all necessary support and sponsorship.