By Babatunde Ogunrinde
Lagos – Buoyed by the successful hosting of the just-concluded Guinness
Cup, Peter Ndegwa, the Managing Director of Guinness Nigeria Plc, said on Thursday that the company has
begun preparations for the 2018 edition.
He said the annual sports competition had helped to foster team spirit among employees.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this year’s edition of the Guinness Cup was held on May 30 at
Agege Stadium, Lagos.
“The performances of the company’s athletes who competed in the various sports are quite impressive.
“Sports are not just for physical activities that produce winners and losers, they also present unique opportunities to
celebrate the best qualities in people or athletes.
“Qualities like resilience, teamwork, adaptability, creativity, stamina and the determination for excellent pursuits are
brought out in people through sports,” he told NAN in Lagos.
Ndegwa said the impressive performances of staff had encouraged the management to start preparations ahead of the 2018
“ This year’s edition featured sports such as Football, Volleyball, Scrabble, Draughts and Table Tennis.
“The Guinness Cup has presented a unique platform for all Guinness Nigeria employees to have a great time and celebrate life together in line with our purpose.”
On his part, Guinness Nigeria’s Acting Corporate Relations Director, Rotimi Odusola, said the competition also provided a
platform for the discovery of talents in the organisation.
“For instance, we have seen employees display impressive football skills, while those in the ICT department played Table Tennis
“This could not have been possible without the Guinness Cup,” he also told NAN.
NAN also reports the 2017 edition of the Guinness Cup, the third in the series, saw Team Benin emerge winner in football by
beating the Team Lagos 2-0 to clinch the trophy.
In Scrabble, Godspower Amavah of Team Lagos emerged winner, while in volleyball, Team Baileys, an all-female squad, (named
after one of the company’s products), emerged champions after seeing off Team Snapp.
In the Draughts category, Michael Orkula, member of the Team Benin beat Oluwole Ajiboye of Team Lagos, while in the Table Tennis competition, Osayawe Kizituu, won the male category.
Ifeoma Anthony emerged the winner in the female category of Table Tennis.