Baton changed hand at the 2023 Mavericks Kitty Group Match Play held at Benin Club Golf Section (BCGS) golf course, GRA, Benin-City, Edo State as Peter Oboro emerged champion at the event.
Oboro, the reigning champion having dethroned last year winner, Gen. Oscar Iyare is expected to keep the trophy for a period of one year with all privileges attached.
To be crowned champion, Oboro defeated Prof. Anthony Emina, University of Benin Professor of Economics while Engr Emmanuel Omofuma placed third at the close of the match
In a chat with Newsnigeriaonline.com.ng, Oboro thanked God for making it possible to be crowned champion against all odds, while he attributed his victory to hard work and determination on his part.
He said: “My victory is the result of hard work and thank God, it manifested. I feel great being announced winner for the year 2023.
“In the course of playing the match within the period, I played with great golfers. You know that the Mavericks Kitty Group (MKG) is a pack of great and seasoned golfers. So, those that were drawn with me gave me real challenges. In all, they were great.”
Newsnigeriaonline.com.ng recalls that the prolific Gen. Oscar Iyare won the 2022 Match Play at the expense of Julius Nwachukwu, Secretary of the Mavericks Kitty Group who placed runner-up.