The maiden edition of the Duke of Edinburgh Cup, a charity tournament dedicated to the cause of the less-privileged all over the world came to a thrilling end at the golf section of Ikoyi Club 1938 last Saturday with Vivek Chandwani winning the events top prize. To come tops, Chandwani grossed 36- stableford point, beating Iwinosa Edo-Osagie who also shots 36- stableford points on countback to the second position.
With their victories, the duo of Chandwani and Edo-Osagie will represent Nigeria at the all-expense paid trip to the World Finals of the Duke of Edinburgh Cup in Windsor, UK later in the year in October.
Satisfied with the outcome of the event, John Casseerley , the Director of Operations of DofE, while thanking everybody present for the participating in the competition said the support will go a long way in putting smiles on the face of the needy globally and especially Nigeria.
Wale Edun, Chairman; International Award for Young People in Nigeria, added that the success of the maiden DofE will help attract the world attention to the plight of young people in Nigeria.
While urging those in need not to give up in the face of challenges being faced in Nigeria, Ibukun Obatoyinbo, representative of the organisers of the event being focused in life in spite challenges has good reward, adding that plans were also on to move the competition across the country.
NNPC/ Eroton E&P JV, Rite Foods ( Bigi brands), Stanbic IBTC, Niger Delta E&P, Megamound Properties Group, Mercure Moorehouse Hotel, Ikoyi, and Lufthansa City Centre/Tifa Travels were some of the event’s sponsors.
DofE is referred to in Nigeria as International Award for Young People.