through Paul Erewuba
Tennis superstar, Abdulmumuni Babalola yesterday at the tennis courts of the nationwide Stadium, Lagos gained his 6th important bank of Nigeria (CBN) Senior Tennis Championship.
Babalola, who initially of the week was once elected because the players’ representative for the board of the Nigeria Tennis Federation defeated Joseph Imeh 6-4, 6-three to turn into this year’s Tennis single’s men champion.
in the singles girls category, remaining year champion, Mary Love was overwhelmed through Sarah Adegoke 6-zero, 6-three to emerge champion.
speaking in an instant after the epic tourney, Babalola, who was visibly satisfied thanked CBN for the annual championship, whilst he challenged other company enterprises to compliment CBN in order that tennis gamers could have common championships that will make them strengthen.
“Tennis in Nigeria is truly growing for the reason that unseeded players have for the previous three years now been giving the seeded and more skilled avid gamers a run for their cash. I needed to in reality put together very smartly in order that my opponent Joseph did not shame me”.
The CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, whereas praising the avid gamers, stated his supplier feels proud to be recognized with the championship.
Emefiele,who used to be represented with the aid of the Deputy Governor financial machine balance, Dr Okwu Joseph Nnanna mentioned they’re going to proceed to make stronger.
“We really feel happy that Nigerian youths are doing well in tennis.The prize cash is not the issue the spirit to sponsor the tourney. we can proceed to fortify on the event.
The winners could be sponsored to Equatorial Guinea for the African Championship, after which they are going to have the option to participate at the Davis Cup.”