Yenagoa—A Bayelsa-born scrabble queen Akpos Malafakumo Best has been invited for qualifiers of the world scrabble championship in the United States of America, USA in June this year.
Sports247 reports that Malafakumo produced an outstanding display in the National Sports Festival amassing a total of four medals, two gold, two silver, a performance that earned her an international invitation in Scrabble.
Malafakumo in an interview, said she was elated with the news of her invitation after her brilliant outing in the National Sports Festival in Asaba Delta State, stating that she is focused on qualifying for the championship.
With Bayelsa exploit in sports in the last three years, Malafakumo believes that qualifying for the showpiece would further give the State global attention that the state is enjoying, assuring Bayelsans of a sterling outing in the championship.
She noted that preparation for the next National Sports Festival in Abeokuta, Ogun State has commenced in earnest.
She pointed out that her target was to go beyond two gold, two silver which she won in the edition 21st in Asaba.
Akpos Malafakumo who hails from Peretorugbene in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa in 2021 was crowned the best female scrabble player in the first Governor Diri Scrabble championship in Yenagoa.