Ajagbe and Onaopemipo On the Rise in PSA World Rankings


Nigeria’s Babatunde Ajagbe has moved up eight places in the January 2019 PSA Men’s World Rankings to occupy the World No.188 berth.

His rise amongst the sport’s illustrious top 200 is his second in two months.

 Ajagbe, who achieved his highest career ranking of 144 on December, 2014 shares the 188th spot with Britain Elvinn Eko.

The U.S based player ended 2018 on a high note with quarter-final performance at the Alliance Fabricating Ltd Simon Warder Memorial Cancer Open in Canada.

The result saw the 31-year-old leap twenty-two spots from No. 218 to No. 196 in the December PSA World Rankings.

Elsewhere, Adegoke Onaopemipo who in December occupied the 606th position, astronomically moved up 218 places to No. 388th in the world.

The 19-year-old reached the final of the maiden Prime Atlantic National PSA Closed Satellite tournament last month in Ikoyi.

In a related development, winner of the Closed Satellite tournament, Adewale Amao started 2019 on a bright note, moving up sixteen places from No. 269 to 253, while Abdulrahman Yusuf drops six places from No. 273 to No.279.

Debutant, Idowu Enimakure occupies the 475th position in the January PSA Men’s World ranking released on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, in the women category Yemisi Olatunji strengthen her hold as Nigeria numero uno female squash player climbing 43 places from No. 195 to start the year on No.152 position globally with Briton, Andrea Lee.

Her sister, Busayo, a bronze medalist at the last National Sports Festival moves up to occupy the World No. 223 position from her previous No. 286
position in December, 2018.