Nigeria’s Eta Karo has emerged winner of the West Africa Scrabble Championships, which took place in Accra, the capital of Ghana.
Karo won 21 of the 28 games he participated in and amassed a total of 1,357 points to grab the top prize of the tournament.
With the victory, the former National Champion fondly called the ‘Malaysian Prince’ is now the number one ranked player, in the Ecowas Sub Region.
Team Nigeria also maintained its dominance in West Africa with Enoch Nwali, a University of Lagos Student, taking the second spot in the tournament after winning 19 games, and amassing 1,190 points.
Former World and African Champion, Wellington Jighere who garnered 1,020 points from 18 wins, had to settle for the third position.
Six other Nigerians are on the top 10 table of the Championship, with host Ghana having a solitary player who ranks as the last on the log.
Reporting by Chinedum Ohanusi; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino