Kokomlemle, Accra, Ghana – 24th September 2013 – SMSGH, a leading brand in mobile communications, commerce, and content aggregation weekend participated in Ghana’s biggest annual corporate sporting event, the Citi Business Olympics, emerging as the winner of the Chess trophy.
The event saw over 50 corporate organizations from the Accra-Tema metropolis competing for honors and bragging rights in various sporting events — beach soccer, table tennis, lime and spoon race, 50-meter dash, beach volley, tug of war, chess, scrabble, snooker, arm wrestling, etc.
SMSGH staged a comeback to the Citi Business Olympics having stayed away since its first appearance in 2006. Competing in more than 10 games with a staff team of 23 it was easy for anyone to tag the underdog status to the team. In the end, Mr. Andrew Kwame Nyakpo, a Software Engineer, emerged winner of the Chess competition, defeating all contestants and ousting the reigning champion.
Apart from this, Team SMSGH had good runs in many other competitions, qualifying for finals of the Business Obstacle Race, Snooker, and the 50-Meter Dash, and ousting the reigning Tug-of-War and Arm Wrestling champions in the quarterfinals to prove to corporate Ghana that the team is not only a force to reckon with in mobile aggregation, but also in sporting competitions.
Announcing the list of winners of the entire competition on CitiFM’s Tuesday morning show, the host Bernard Avle, said he was not surprised at SMSGH winning the Chess trophy as according to him SMSGH “…are the geeks of this world”.
The Citi Business Olympics, critically acclaimed to be the biggest corporate event in Ghana, is an annual event organized by Citi 97.3 FM, an Accra-based radio station. This year’s event held at Muuston Beach, Kokrobite in Accra was its seventh edition.
SMSGH remains Ghana’s leading mobile value-added-services company with services and applications in use by more than 7 million mobile subscribers. The company aims at blending communication, content, and commerce to create Africa’s most useful technology aggregation company. Its flagship solutions include MPower, MYtxtBOX, and Jumpfon.