Olatunji sets 2018 Calgary PSA target

Posted on Feb 7 2018 - 5:46pm by admin

Nigeria’s highest ranked squash  player Yemisi Olatunji  says she is targeting a top finish at the 2018 Calgary Professional Squash Association  Women’s Championships  in Canada from  March 8 to 11.

According to the Nigeria Squash  Federation,  the  2017 Zimbabwe Open champion will be accompanied by   the national men’s champion Sodiq Taiwo , who  doubles as  her coach.

The world ranking tournament  has  $ 15,000 as  prize money.

Olatunji said,  “I am looking forward to the tournament because I am hoping that by the end of 2018, I  would  make it to the top 100 in the world. I know it is a tall order but I am eager to feature in at least six PSA-sanctioned tournaments so that I can amass ranking points as well as get more exposure.”

She said the trip would not have been possible without the support of Captain Dayo Awobokun and the NSF.

The NSF president  Boye Oyerinde said,  “We are hoping to have more of our players attend this kind of tournament that Olatunji and Taiwo will be attending in Canada next month. Apart from gaining ranking points, they will get more exposure and experience from competing at a big stage like that.”

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