Squash: Nigeria's Idowu Enimakure Played Longest Game On African Continent
Nigeria’s Idowu Enimakure

Nigeria’s most skilful sinistral player in the noble game of squash, Idowu Enimakure played his first international tournament of 2019 at The Rock Classic International Squash Tournament which ended last week in Uganda. And he sets a record.

The top racket sportsperson made it to the quarterfinals where he succumbed to highly-rated Manda Chilambwe of Zambia 3-1. Enimakure’s third game alone lasted 35 minutes and ended 25/23 or thereabouts. Injury hampered his progress and he could not continue the last game.

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In the aftermath of the tournament, the University of Lagos (UNILAG) graduate spoke exclusively to Concise News, and he reveals he has “never played or fight like that in his career.”

“It’s my first tournament of the year and my performance was superb. I never played or fight like that in my career.”
The rock classic international squash tournament
Winners at the rock classic international squash tournament
The PSA player continues: “I would have won (against Manda) if not that I got injured. My third game alone lasted 35 minutes of rallies.
“And the particular game was rated the longest game on the African continent, as well as being the longest game of the tournament.”
On his plans for 2019, Enimakure says:
“My plans for the year is to play more international tournaments. Once I am getting the chance to set records, like the one I did in Uganda (the longest game on the African continent) at the start of the year, I know I can still set more records.”
Chamberlain Squash Open maiden champion, England’s Tom Ford won the $1500 prize-money event beating Zambia’s Kevin Ndolvu 3-1 in the men’s final.
In the ladies category, Kenya’s Jane Njeri took the lion’s share of the prize money after dispatching Uganda’s Jane Nabanoba 3-0 in the final.