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Nasiru Expects Positive AAG Outing

As the countdown gets tighter towards this year’s All Africa Games in Congo Republic, Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF) chief coach, Bello Nasiru is already talking big about the country’s chances in the competition. In this interview with SportsDay tennis expert, HENRY ESABUNEFE, Nasiru says he is expecting a glorious outing for the country’s male and female players at the 2015 …

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NCC Tennis League Serves In PH, Abuja

High-stakes Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Tennis League, with a prize money of N5m to the winning team, resumes this weekend with matches in Port Harcourt and Abuja. The ties which will comprise four men’s singles, a ladies singles, a mixed doubles and one men’s doubles will be played on Saturday July 25 and Sunday July 26 at Port Harcourt Club …

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Makanjuola Ready For ITTF Africa Battle

Since his scintillating performance at the 2013 Lagos International Classics where he finished third, Kazeem Makanjuola has become a regular in the Nigerian team and he has featured in most of the international tournaments with his last outing being the 2015 World Championships in Suzhou, China. And when one of Nigeria’s most decorated athletes, Segun Toriola withdrew from the 2015 …

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ALL AFRICA GAMES COUNTDOWN: National Team Invitation Thrills Oribamise

By Henry Esabunefe, henry.esabunefe@sportsdayonline.com Nigeria female tennis junior sensation, Tosin Oribamise has said that she is gladdened by her invitation to join the national tennis team camp in preparations for the upcoming 11th All Africa Games holding in Congo Brazzaville. Revealing this in an interview to SportsDay over the weekend, Oribamise said that she is pleased with the call-up to …

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Enosoregbe Eyes NCC League Title

Nigeria number one tennis player, Clifford Enosoregbe has said that he need to win this year NCC league title I know that with hard work and good focus nothing will stop me from lifting the trophy in the ongoing tennis tournament taking place across the states for the past one month. Enosoregbe told SportsDay in a telephone chat that he …

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Rivers Tennis Body Suspends Training

-Due To Cash Crunch, Unpaid Salaries -As Doubt Persists Over Sports Festival Rivers State Tennis Association has suspended daily training sessions for its players, which were initially part of preparations for the long-awaited yet twice-postponed National Sports Festival billed for Calabar, Cross River State. On the spot checks by SportsDay in Port Harcourt revealed that the association has stopped drills …

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ASO Women’s Doubles Excites Ajala

-After Winning Gold Medal In Abuja Nigerian female tennis player, Olayinka Ajala has expressed joy over her gold medal victory at this year’s ASO table tennis Championship in Abuja. Making this in an interview with SportsDay over the weekend Ajala said that she is delighted with the gold medal because it was not easy because the players that came for …

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Tamina Kienka Gets Collegiate Honour

Tamina Kienka, who left Nigeria for studies in United States as a top junior tennis player, has been named to the 2015 All American Division 1 Academic team selected and announced by College Sports Information Directors of America. Earning the distinction of Academic All-American is quite an honour because it celebrates those athletes who have distinguished themselves in academics and …

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Moses Targets NCC Top Prize

Nigeria’s male tennis player, Michael Moses has expressed his willingness to win the NCC league trophy from his neighboring counterparts in the ongoing tennis championship taking place around the country since the past few weeks. Moses told SportsDay in a telephone chat that he has put behind him the lost in the just concluded CBN Open championship, while also disclosing …

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Effiong Counts Blessings

National table tennis star, Edem Effiong is counting the gains that have come her way through her active involvement in table tennis. In this interview with HENRY ESABUNEFE, the former Portugal-based star says she is happy with what she has achieved through the sport and equally glad that other Nigerians are making huge strides through ping-pong… Can we meet you? …

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