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Abubakar Nafiu tops at MTN Ashantifest Invitational Golf

It was all joy and excitement in the midst of competition as the 2021 MTN Ashantifest Invitational golf tournament teed off to a resounding success at the Royal Golf Club in Kumasi at the weekend, in the end Abubakar Nafiu went home smiling brightest after he overcame the tough competition to emerge winner of the ultimate in the premier group.

Playing off handicap 2, Nafiu totalled 37 points to win Men Division 1 (handicaps 0 to 15.4) of the competition that saw over 80 golfers compete for the mouthwatering prizes on offer from he MTN sponsors.

Second place went to Kwabena Selorm Boampong who ammassed 35 points playing off handicap 11 whilst Yaw Anarf placed third on the back of 34 points playing off handicap 6.

Men’s Division 2 for handicap 15.5 to 54 players saw Nana Aidutwim-Mensah finish the winner after notching 36 points playing off handicap 22.

Mark Scharneck emerged runner-up after shooting 34 points on handicap 26 as Philemon Andoh took third place on 32 points off handicap 24.

Cynthia Domfeh emerged the ladies champion

In the ladies category, Cynthia Domfeh playing with a non-competition handicap, stunned the field with 37 points to carry the day, thereby beating Constance Awuni who got 31 points playing off handicap 7 to emerge runner-up.

All winners went home with a trophy and MTN souvenirs from the sponosrs who as part of their 25th anniversary celebrations, have a mega promo which will reward customers with 25 brand new Hyundai Sonata cars ongoing and have budgeted $207 million (two hundred and seven million US Dollars) to execute programmes across the country in order to improve on their services to their cherished clientele.

“It’s a great privilege to host all of you at the special golf tournament as MTN celebrates its 25th Anniversary and Ashanti Fest 2021. We thank you sincerely for honouring our invitation. We are even more grateful for your participation today because last year around this time, COVID-19 caused the world’s greatest disruption to everything including our engagements. Today, we all appreciate the essence of togetherness better,” said MTN Board Chairman, Ishmael Yamson in his remarks.

“I would like to congratulate all the winners of today’s tournament for their demonstration of resilience and tenacity. Better luck to those who did not win. It’s been an enjoyable session and we hope to see more of such exciting interactions,” he added.

Mr. Yamson continued:

“As we all know, in the absence of our physical engagements, technology played a significant role in getting us to get some of our activities going. Although we are all adapting to the new normal, I am not sure technology could give us the same experience we get when we play on golf course hence our meeting here today.

“Our support towards the fight against COVID-19 continues unabated. Earlier in the year, MTN Group Partnered African Union’s (AU’s) COVID-19 vaccination program with $25 million to procure Vaccines for Africa. I am happy to say that Ghana received from MTN, close to 300,000 AstraZeneca Vaccines for health workers.”

Below are more photos from the presentation ceremony at the Royal Golf Club, Kumasi:

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