Ghanaian, Cameroonian, Nigerian Golfers Set 2nd eTranzact Golf Classic Abuzz

Olawale Ajimotokan  in Abuja

The second edition of eTranzact Golf Classic will tee off at IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja from Wednesday, May 15 through May 18 with a strong field of over 100 registered professional golfers from Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Togo and Senegal joining Nigerians for a shot at the N20million prize money.

The pros are expected in Abuja today and will be joined by 60 category 1 amateur players.

Addressing the media, the Managing Director of eTranzact International, Niyi Toluwalope, said the company was committed to golf, which is a prestigious sport that attracts the best of mind and allows players to develop a different level of precision.

“When we partnered the PGD Tours last year, we promised that the Classic will provide a platform to promote and elevate professional and amateur golfing in Africa, while fostering business to business collaborations and facilitating partnerships between business and government,” Toluwalope said.

He added that the increase in the prize money from N10 million was a demonstration of eTranzact’s commitment to making the Classic more competitive and encouraging the best of golfers to perform.

He described the Nigerian fintech’s involvement in sports as a demonstration of its resolve to keep supporting and providing innovative solutions and platforms to help businesses to succeed in the marketplace. 

“This is in line with our vision, which is to be the preferred integrated financial technology platform for merchants and consumers. We are leveraging on our homegrown, world-class switching and payment processing platform to facilitate business successes across all sectors of the economy,” he added.

Also speaking, the Commissioner for PGA Tour, Femi Olagbemiro, said the West African players are featuring in the event because it is a pay and play tour, which like every established tour around the world, it is to showcase and develop talent.

He clarified that the top 30 professional players that make the cut after 36 holes will complete the 56-hole tournament alongside the amateur players on Friday.

The winner of the stroke play tournament will be rewarded with N3 million cheque.

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