Ajila Oladapo has defeated the defending Champion Olarewaju Yahaya to win the 2021 Lawyers Table Tennis Open (Mfon Usoro Cup).
Ajila who came from Oyo defeated Olarewaju the 2019 Champion from Lokoja (the event didn’t hold in 2020 because of Covid-19 restrictions) in three games in a game of five that ended at the fourth game.
He carted away the Gold trophy, gold medal and a total cash of three hundred and thirty thousand Naira being the 250,000 donated by the sponsor for the first prize , $100 donated by Mrs Efe Etomi and 30,000 donated by Olusegun Fabunmi SAN.
Tunji Abdulhameed, the most decorated player of the tournament came third after winning Onyeka Anionwu in the third place match.
Titilayo Osagie again defended her title as the defending Champion after knocking out Victoria Emegebo in the finals. Ramatu Arome came third.
The female Champion went home with a trophy and a total cash prize of of 380,000 being the 250,000 given by Mfon Usoro, 100,000 by Efe Etomi and 30,000 by Olusegun Fabunmi SAN.
The second went home with N175,000 being the N150,000 prize from Mfon Usoro and 25,000 from Olusegun Fabunmi while the third place went home with 120,000 being the prize from Mfon Usoro’s 100,000 and Olusegun Fabunmi’s 20,000 donation.
The second prize took home N200,000 being the total sum of N150,000 by Mrs Mfon Usoro and N25,000 by Mrs Efe Etomi and N25,000 by Olusegun Fabunmi while the third Prize went home with N145,000 being the cash prize of N100,000 from Mfon Usoro, N25,000 from Efe Etomi and N20,000 from Olusegun Fabunmi.