Lead­way Bat­tles Next Gen As NCC Ten­nis League Berths In La­gos

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - BUSINESS AGRO | BUSINESS -

THIS week­end’s NCC Ten­nis League tie be­tween Team Lead­way As­sur­ance and Team Next Gen of Abuja looks to be a clas­sic matchup be­tween ex­pe­ri­ence and youth.

The tie sched­uled to hold at the Na­tional Sta­dium Ten­nis Cen­tre Su­rulere, La­gos will have Team Lead­way As­sur­ance, which has two ex­cham­pi­ons, Ba­balola Ab­dul­mu­min and Clif­ford Enosoregbe, as well as cur­rent women’s cham­pion, Sarah Ade­goke, tak­ing on a youth­ful Next Gen team.

The Abuja-based team has some of the most promis­ing young­sters on the Nige­rian cir­cuit led by An­thony Obekpa, John Dick­son and Joel Syl­vanus for the men and Bunmi Aare and Joy Sun­day for the women. Coach Tivlu­mun Tyav, who ar­rived a day ear­lier than sched­uled, said, “the NCC Ten­nis League is a great op­por­tu­nity for th­ese young ones to show­case their tal­ent and play­ing against th­ese vet­er­ans will re­veal to them that they have noth­ing to fear. We can sur­prise them.”

Ab­dul­mu­min, who is the play­ing cap­tain of the Lead­way As­sur­ance team, said: “As a per­son and as a team we do not take any op­po­nent for granted. But we shall see how it goes. We are ready.”

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