12 players to represent Nigeria at World Youth Scrabble Championship

The Nigeria Scrabble Federation (NSF), has named 12 players to represent the country at the forthcoming coming World Youth Scrabble Championship in Sri Lanka.


The team of eight boys and four girls to be captained by Joy Nwabuzor was made public by the National Youth Team handler Samuel Eromosele this week.


Team captain Joy Nwabuzor, won gold for Edo State during the 7th National Youth Games (NYG) held in Asaba, Delta State.


Another strong member of Team Nigeria Scrabble to World Youth Scrabble Championship is Abdulqudus Aliu who led Kwara State to sweep the top honour at the Games.


The winner of the African Youth Scrabble Championship WASC U-15, Prestige Archibong, Ese Ejenakevbe, Sufyan Boluwatife, nine year old scrabble wizkid, Saviour Onazi and Clinton Imode are other talented player heading to Sri Lanka in the coulours of Nigeria.


Saviour Onazi is the youngest member of Team at 9 years of age while 17 year old Sufyan Boluwatife is the oldest player in the oldest member of Team Nigeria Scrabble to World Championship.


Joy Nwabuzor, Hauwa Abdullahi, Sophia Ekeruche and Michelle Ikekeregor are the girls who will defend Nigeria’s colours during the World Championship.


Members of the Nigeria Team to the World Youth Scrabble Championship are:



★ Prestige Archibong

★ Abdulqudus Aliu

★ Clinton Imode

★ Sufyan Boluwatife

★ Demilade Lawrence

★Ese Ejenakevbe

★ Pereowei Edidie

★ Saviour Onazi



★ Joy Nwabuzor

★ Hauwa Abdullahi

★ Sophia Ekeruche

★ Michelle Ikekeregor


The coach of the team Samuel Eromosele believes that they are capable of finishes on top of the medal table in Sri Lanka come September.


“I started working with this group in October 2022 when I was commissioned to prepare the National Youth Team for the 2023 African Youth Scrabble Championship and rule the AYSC event in Lagos,” Eromosele said.




★ Prestige Archibong 1st

★ Abdulqudus Aliu 2nd

★ Clinton Imode 3rd

★ Ese Ejenakevbe 4th

★ Sufyan Boluwatife 5th

★ Joy Nwabuzor 6th


The team will be having their camping in either, Lagos or Abuja before heading to Sri Lanka.


The World Youth Scrabble Championship (formerly known as the WESPA Youth Cup) has been contested every year since 2006. This year, Sri Lanka has been offered the opportunity to host the tournament.