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PGAN Threatens To Quit WAGT

Posted: Jun 17, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Steve Oma-Ofozor

The Professional Golfers Association of Nigeria (PGAN) has threatened to pull out of the West African Golf Tour if the sponsors failed to meet its financial demand.
According to our source, the PGAN had an agreement with WAGT to pay 50% of the sponsorship fee to the body in every tournament.
WAGT, however, is said to be foot-dragging on the agreement: “The agreement PGAN had with WAGT is not working for now. They agreed that 50% of the sponsorship fee should be paid to PGAN in every tournament, but at the moment WAGT is behaving funny; they don’t want to pay.”
“For this reason trouble is brewing up between them and PGAN may have no other option than to pull out of the tournament and that will mean the end of WAGT. All the parties are supposed to comply with the contract they signed,” the source said.
However, Samson Lawal, the new Director of PGAN, on Tuesday told Independent exclusively that the two bodies were negotiating with the bid to resolve the issues, just as he refuted the “pull out” threat.
“WAGT is going to hold it third edition very soon and PGAN has no intention to pull out,” he said. “The issue of the 50% WAGT has to pay to PGAN is on the negotiation table. No definite decision has been taken by PGAN yet,” the director confirmed.
However, efforts to speak with the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of WAGT, Emeka Okparaku, proved abortive.
WAGT, which teed off its maiden edition earlier in the year at the IBB Club Abuja, held the second edition at the Smokin Hill Golf Club, Ilara-Mokin, Akure, Ondo State and will hold the third edition between June 22 and 26, 2016.