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Again, Wema Bank wins Nigerian Bankers Game

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Wema Bank has emerged as the winner of the Nigerian Bankers Games (NBG) 2023, maintaining the winning streak for the second year.

The grand finale of the annual sporting event, held at the University of Lagos Sports Centre, saw the defending champions defeating other competing banks to emerge as the overall winner.

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The games kicked off on October 21, and on the journey to the finals, Wema Bank led from the group stages to make it to the finals in the track and field events and virtual games.

Each competition was a standoff against other banks with every institution vying for points and positions, but Wema Bank triumphed, clinching the highest number of gold and silver medals from major games such as football, volleyball, table tennis, chess, scrabble, lawn tennis, and athletics, to the non-conventional categories such as FIFA and Mortal Kombat.

The bank finished with a total of 23 medals, a testament to the dedication and skill of the athletes, further solidifying its reputation as a force to be reckoned with in the banking industry.

Speaking on the bank’s victory, Moruf Oseni, managing director/CEO of Wema Bank, said the ‘excellent performance’ of the bank’s team was an affirmation of the value the Nigerian lender places on teamwork.

“Wema Bank’s victory is not just about numbers on a scoreboard, it is about the values we uphold, the spirit we embody, and the legacy we carry forward. We are not just champions; we are the architects of a narrative that goes beyond the playing field,” said Oseni.

Kayode Osumah, Wema Bank’s regional manager, Lagos Mainland, and sports team manager, attributed the bank’s winning streak in the Bankers Games to the indomitable spirit that defines it as a beacon of excellence.

“Wema Bank has won it back-to-back for the first time in the history of the bankers’ games, and we did this with all the vigor, strength, and might, earning bragging rights because we always deliver”, Osumah said.

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Wema Bank emerged as the overall winner for the second consecutive time in the NBG Games 2023, setting a record, as they successfully defended their crown.