‘NNPC Ju­nior Tennis will se­cure Nige­ria’s dom­i­nance’

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Nige­ria’s Ju­nior Tennis Head Coach, Mo­hammed Ubale has stated that the NNPC Ju­nior Tennis Cham­pi­onship, among other de­vel­op­men­tal tour­na­ments, will se­cure Nige­ria’s top tennis po­si­tion in West and Cen­tral Africa.

Nige­ria has been the team to beat in the Zone which has 16 coun­tries and Ubale said the gap be­tween Nige­ria and others are widen­ing by the years due to the na­tion’s com­mit­ment to ju­nior pro­grammes.

“The play­ers are do­ing a lot to prove them­selves know­ing that this is one of the plat­forms at which we se­lect play­ers into our ju­nior na­tional teams.

“The pro­gramme has over the years helped us to get good play­ers and that is why we are the num­ber one coun­try in West and Cen­tral Africa Zone.

“Our lead­er­ship po­si­tion is un­doubt­edly se­cured and on the con­ti­nent as a whole, we are go­ing higher as well judg­ing by our per­for­mance in the last African Ju­nior Cham­pi­onship where we had our best out­ing ever,” he stated.

The 2016 edi­tion tak­ing place at the Na­tional. Sta­dium, La­gos en­ters its penul­ti­mate day on Fri­day with Marylove Ed­ward, who topped Pool B bat­tling Toyin Asogba and An­gel Mcleod, win­ner of Pool A, con­fronting For­tune Aniso in the semi­fi­nals of the girl’s 16&un­der.

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