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Obiora, Chukwuemeka Pick Gold Medals

-At Para-table Tennis Open In Morocco Nigeria’s duo of Chineye Obiora and Francis Chukwuemeka dominated their class in the singles event at the 1st Para Table Tennis Open Championship holding in Agadir, Morocco. Success came the way of Nigeria and to some extent unexpected success, in the guise of Francis Chukwuemeka on the first day of play, at the 1st ...

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4 Nigerians Eye Rio Para-table Tennis Slots

Nigeria’s para-table tennis quartet of Francis Chukwuemeka, Ahmed Owolabi Koleosho, Emmanuel Chinedu Nick and Faith Obiora will continue their quest for places in the Rio 2016 Paralympics Games at the ongoing 2015 African Para Table Tennis Championships. The three-day Paralympics qualifiers have players across the world aiming for their spots in various classes. The Nigerian team sponsored by the National ...

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SNEPCo Jnr Tennis Tourney Starts Monday

All is now set for the 2015 SNEPCo Junior Tennis Championship slated to hold at Lagos Lawn Tennis Club from Monday, October 12 to Saturday, October 17. The International Tennis Academy (ITA), organisers of the tournament said it was expecting very substantial entries and very high standards following pre-tournament competitions held in various States and tennis academies all over the ...

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SNEPCo Junior Tennis Starts October 12

The 2015 edition of SNEPCo Junior Tennis Championship will begin Monday October 12 and run till Saturday October 17 at Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan, Lagos Island. A statement from organisers of the championship, one of the biggest events on the International Tennis Academy Junior Tennis Circuit Calendar, said the 2015 edition will feature five categories – boys and girls ...

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SNEPCo Urges More For Junior Tennis

-Rallies To Promote Pre-tournament Trials International Tennis Academy, organisers of SNEPCo Junior Tennis Championship in the last quarter of this year, have outlined more plans for discovery of talents. This is contained in a statement on Wednesday, in which ITA disclosed that they would like to see club, academies and states outside of Lagos conduct pre-tournament trials and bring the ...

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Tennis Needs Govt Attention – Savage

-Laments Lack Of Support, Poor Funding Wheelchair tennis assistant national coach, Kayode Savage has complained bitterly about lack of support from the federal government and corporate bodies towards the sport in Nigeria. Savage told SportsDay during a training session at Lagos National Stadium, Surulere that he is not satisfied with what he called inadequate governmental support for the wheelchair aspect ...

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Marylove Shines In NCC Tennis League

Little Marylove Edwards was the star of the NCC Tennis League match between the CBN Futures team and Team FCT which ended in Kaduna on Sunday but the two points she made was not enough to overturn the 3-1 lead Team FCT had secured on the opening day. Edward got the first point in the ladies’ singles on Saturday by ...

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D’Tigers Make History, Win AfroBasket 2015

…First Time In History, Nigerians Celebrate -Stun Angola 74-65 In Final History was made on Sunday night when Nigeria won its first Afro-Basketball championship in Rades, Tunisia, against perennial winners, Angola. It was least expected but the Nigerian team was up for the game and at the end won most of the individual titles. Andy Ogide, Alade Aminu, and Olaseni ...

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Effiong Eyes AAG Medal

Nigerian female tennis player, Edem Effiong has said that she eyeing a medal in her quest to win honor for Nigeria at the next month 11th All Africa Games in Congo, Brazzaville. Revealing this in an interview to SportsDay, over the weekend Effiong said that nothing will stop her from coming back with a medal in this year’s AAG. she ...

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Quadri Makes Czech Open Top-8

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri has put the disappointment from previous matches behind him after his excellent performance aided him to make the last eight of the men’s singles at the just concluded International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour tagged Czech Open. 2014 ITTF Star Player was seeded number 30 in the tournament and he began his campaign from the main ...

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