Nigeria’s Wellington Jighere, has emerged the first African to win the English-language World Scrabble Championship.
Congratulatory massages have gone viral via social media platforms to celebrate this great achievement.
The 32-year-old beat Englishman Lewis MacKay 4-0 in the final in Australia.
Among those who have congratulated him is the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari who said; “you have done the country proud”.
Mr Jighere said on his Facebook page that he felt he was playing with the “whole continent” behind him.
He added that it “still baffles” him that he managed to win, given how tired he felt as he had “not slept well in about a week”.
Mr Jighere and the five other members of the Nigerian team only arrived in Australia the day before the tournament started, so had little chance to get over the 20-hour flight or the seven-hour time difference.
The president’s spokesman said, Mr Jighere “pledged to bring more glory to his fatherland”.
Mr Jighere will be coming home with a $10,000 (Â£6,600) prize.