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Kienka Wants More For Junior Tennis

-Hails Nigerian Kids At African Championship Ex-tennis international, Godwin Kienka has rained superlatives on the performances of Nigeria’s players at the recent African Junior Championship, but says more has to be done to keep them top-notch. In this interview with HENRY ESABUNEFE, the director of International Tennis Academy (ITA) urged more corporate bodies to be involved in development the aces …

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Nigeria Claim First ITTF Gold

-Plus Silver In Team Event -At Junior Circuit In Egypt Amadi Omeh and Azeez Solanke claimed the first gold medal for Nigeria at the 2016 ITTF Junior Circuit tagged Egypt Open after beating Egypt’s pair of Attia Ammar and Elsafty Omar in the cadet boys’ double event. From the group stage, Omeh and Solanke have formed a strong force to …

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Nigeria Off To ITTF Junior Circuit

-Four-man Team Departs For Egypt A four-man Team Nigeria contingent will on Tuesday March 22 depart the country to Egypt for the 2016 ITTF Junior Circuit tagged Egypt Open. The team will leave the country aboard an Egypt Air to Cairo for the tournament which serves off on Wednesday March 23 to 27 at the Cairo International Stadium. With Abayomi …

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39TH ITF/CAT AFRICAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP: Nigeria Qualifies For Davis Cup

-Osewa Wins Silver In Pretoria The impressive performance of Team Nigeria at the 39th ITF/CAT African Junior Championship concluded over the weekend in Pretoria, South Africa has been rewarded with a ticket for the Junior Davis Cup scheduled for Egypt later this year. Also, Michael Osewa emerged silver medalist in the boy’s 14 & under category of the 11-day tournament …

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Animashaun Leads Team To ITTF Junior Circuit

-As Nigeria Take Four Players To Egypt To expose the younger players to world class tournament, Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) has confirmed that teenage sensation, Abayomi Animasahun will lead a four-man contingent to the 2016 ITTF Junior Circuit tagged Egypt Open. The tournament which is one of the ITTF Junior Circuits serves off on March 23 to 27 at …

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Sharapova In Dope Scandal

.Failed Drugs Test In Australian Open Former world number one tennis player, Maria Sharapova has revealed she failed a drugs test at the Australian Open. The Russian, 28, tested positive for meldonium, a substance she has been taking since 2006 for health issues. Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion, said she was not yet aware of the sanctions she will …

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ITF/CAT Junior Championships: Team Nigeria Secures Visas

.Departs For South Africa Monday After a delay by the South African embassy, Team Nigeria were eventually issued visas on Sunday and are scheduled to depart Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja  in the early hours of Monday for the forthcoming ITF/CAT African Junior Championship in Pretoria. The seven-man team was originally scheduled to travel for the championship holding from March …

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Nigeria, India Clash In ITTF Quarter-final

India has set up a rematch against Nigeria in one of the quarterfinal matches scheduled for today at the ongoing ITTF World Team Championship taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Having finished second behind Nigeria in Group F, India clashed against Hungary in the round of 16 and the Asian side prevailed over the European with a 3-1 win. In …

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ITTF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: Nigeria Record Big Win Over India

Nigeria faced the biggest test at the ongoing ITTF World Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and the West African giant came out victorious against their highly-rated Indian counterparts in the third round match of division two. Also, Egypt continued their unbeaten run with two victories on the second day of the championship. The North African maintained their 100 per cent …

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Eko U-15 Tennis Tourney Ends

-Floods Of Accolades Trail Competition The first edition of Eko U-15 Secondary Schools Tennis Championship ended Saturday with loads of accolades for the organizers and sponsors. The Special guest of Honor Oba Elegushi poured encomiums on the executive organizer of the event, Mr Anthony Adeyinka Adeboye the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Lagos State Akinwunmi Ambode during the …

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