The Commissioner of Police, Lagos, Mr Fatai Owoseni yesterday unveiled the trophy of the maiden edition of the Chamberlain Squash Open (CSO) at an opening ceremony held at the Lagos Country Club, Ikeja Lagos.
Speaking at the event, Lagos Police Chief hailed the Promoter of the CSO, Mr Chamberlain Usoh for putting together what he described as a beautiful and excellent initiative worthy of support.
“If Chamberlain that is not extremely rich can put together this, then it should be supported because the more you keep people out with meaningful engagements like this, the more you keep them out of crime.
“When the youths see the prizes to be won, they will want to be deeply involved in the programme.
“The debut game that was played was by a police guy called Jerry and another fellow. We have some other players too from the police. I came here to cheer my people. We hope the best player wins but I have told Chamberlain the trophy is coming to the Police.
“This is a good event that attracted local and foreign players. The second edition will be bigger for sure and it deserves support”, he said.
Also speaking at the event, the Technical Director, Lagos State Squash Association, Capt Adedayo Awobokun also hailed the promoters of the CSO for the initiative.
“This is lovely and it has reinforced the belief that squash is not dead in Nigeria. It is actually the best game in the world. So we thank Chamberlain for putting this together”, he said.