July, 30 2022.
In a bid to encourage young Nigerian athletes in the field of sports, the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare has assured the Sixteen year old Nigerian golfer, Iyeneobong Essien
of a handsome cash reward for finishing as the first runner up at the just concluded Champion of Champions World Golf Championship Invitational, in Northern Ireland.
The teenager who competed in the 16-19 years category between July 26-28, 2022 at the Invitational, played on two challenging courses - the Faldo Course and the Castle Hume Course at the Lough Erne Resort in Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
According to him, these courses have hosted several PGA Tournaments played by some of the World's best golfers like Rory Mcllroy, World number 2, who played in the Faldo course as a junior golfer and also at the recently concluded British Open.