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150 Athletes Storm Lagos For CBN Junior Tennis Championship

No fewer than 150 athletes from 36 states and FCT would compete for honours in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) week-long Junior Tennis Championship taking place at the National Stadium, Surulere in Lagos.

The championship which is the 13th edition in series aims to identify and develop the best junior athletes (aged 10-16years) to represent Nigeria and become world class players will run from Monday, April 29 – Saturday, May 4 at the city of excellence.

The Director of the International Tennis Academy, Godwin Kienka, who spoke to LEADERSHIP Sports, said the championship will remain a breeding ground which has produced professional players that have represented the country at the senior level while lauding the Central Bank of Nigeria for their continuous support for the development of the game in the country.

“We are glad to have the 13th edition of the CBN tennis championship here in Lagos, this is part of our initiative for the development of the game, we are glad to say we have built a strong foundation that has positioned a lot of players to become professionals   which have come through hardwork with support from the CBN  for the past 13years,” he said.

“We have established young players who have emerged champions in the senior categories like Sylvester Emmanuel, Thomas Otus just to mention a few who now dominate the country and also the girls in 2016 Mary Loveth at 14years then  got to the finals of the CBN senior event  and she is now  living aboard to launch their professional career.”

(Leadership)

About Ayeni Wale

Olawale Ayeni, is a Media and Communication Arts, Masters in view fellow, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja respectively, has been in journalism right from his school days. He was a sports broadcaster with Osun state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC). He was Sports Editor, Daily Stream Newspaper before joining Leadership Newspaper as Sports Correspondent. A lover of grassroots sports development and golf. A strong support of Arsenal FC.

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