Nigeria’s junior tennis team has again demonstrated its supremacy at the 2017 ITF/CAT West and Central African Championship in Lome, Togo where it emerged over all winners to book places at the forthcoming Africa Junior Championship in South Africa.
Teen sensations, MaryLove Edward, Rebecca Peters, Barakat Qudari, Matthew Abamu, Saminu Abubakar and others shone brightly at the championship where they did not only qualify for the AJC but also won tickets to participate in the Davies Cup and the Federation Cup.
These are really happy times for Nigerian tennis and the Head Coach of the junior tennis team, Mohammed Ubale is in cloud nine.
Thus, our cover story this week is on the silent revolution in Nigerian tennis, especially at the junior level where there are prospects that in the near future a star would emerge to fly Nigeria’s flag at the world stage.
In the interview corner, there is an interesting interview we had with Abia Warriors striker, Godwin Zaki who spoke to us on his career and the inspiration he derives from his elder brother and former Nigerian international, John Zaki.
And the Nigeria Professional Football League enters week five this weekend with tasty matches to be staged across match venues. We previewed some of the matches from your reading delight. Four of the clubs that lost away from home in the midweek, Remo Stars, ABS, Katsina United and Wikki Tourists are at home seeking to bounce back to winning ways.
There is also a preview of today’s Australian Open women’s final which pitches the Williams against each other. It will be the ninth meeting of the sisters at this level and Venus will be hoping to beat her younger sister for the first time in a grand slam final.
In our Euro Round Up page, you will find the latest happenings in European football. After a disappointing outing at home in the ongoing AFCON, Gabonese captain and Borussia Dortmund Hit-man, Emerick Pierre Aubameyang will return to action for his club against Mainz this weekend.
This is indeed a loaded package for your weekend relaxation.
Enjoy and keep a date with us.