By Georgina Adegbie /Aderonke Ojo
Patricia John and Queeneth Nwachukwu will face off in the 501 darts women’s singles final match of the Global Harmony Envoy International Initiatives (GHEII) Open Darts Championship in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that in the semi-finals at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium on Friday John who is from Delta defeated Oluchi Ibe of Rivers 3-1.
Also, Nwachukwu of the Nigeria Police Force defeated Borokini Kehinde of Lagos 3-2 in the other semi-final match.
Nwachukwu later told NAN that she was impressed and fulfilled with the tournament, and was very happy to win in the semi-finals for qualification to play in Saturday’s final.
“My secret is all about training. When you are into training, you will make it. If you are not into training you cannot go far.
“Moreover, I am just coming from a competition —— Police Darts competition in Lagos —— and I won the silver medal over there.
“I am sure that I will make it here and win Saturday’s game,” she said.
On her part, John said she was happy that she finally reached the maiden competition’s final stage and she was sure of lifting the trophy on Saturday.
“I will add more to my efforts to ensure that I actually win Saturday’s game,” she said.
NAN reports that the championship is a 501 darts event for men’s and women’s singles, with players from 12 states, the FCT and four clubs participating.
The states are: Bayelsa, Abia, Lagos, Benue, Imo, Kwara, Rivers, Oyo, Delta, Ogun, Edo, Niger and FCT.
The four clubs are from the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Nigeria Air Force (NAF), United Nigerian Textiles Limited (UNTL) in Kaduna, and National Research Institute for Chemical Technology (NARICT) in Zaria.
Also, a total of 36 men and 27 women are participating in the competition, which is in its maiden edition.
It had started on Wednesday and will end on Saturday.(NAN)