Kick­ing off!

Weekly Trust - - Shot! -

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.

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