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NCC Tennis League: Civil Defence, Team Ogun Take Leads

The Civil Defence team playing away in Onitsha against Team Anambra and Team Ogun playing as hosts to a young CBN Futures side in Abeokuta took unassailable 4-0 leads. Babalola Abdulmumuni (Civil Defence) beat Chimezie Onyejiaka 6-3, 6-1 and Nonso Madueke overpowered Ikechukwu Illoputa 6-1, 6-1 to win the first two mens singles matches. National womens champion, Christie Agugbom followed ...

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NCC Tennis League Begins In Asaba

Government House tennis courts in Asaba, Delta State will host what has been touted the toughest tie in the NCC Tennis League this weekend between Team Tombim from Abuja and Team Delta. The matches are scheduled for Saturday May 30 and Sunday May 31. Tombim has in its ranks, the highest ATP ranked player in Nigeria, Moses Michael, Henry Atseye ...

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CBN Open Enters Quarter-final

This year’s CBN Open Tennis Championship, which served-off last Thursday, May 14th, has entered the quarter finals stage, with hostilities for a semi final ticket begins today at the Main Tennis Court (MTCM) of Lagos National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. The 37th edition of the tournament which has seen some major upset has also lived up to its billing with some ...

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Moses Gears Up For CBN Open

Following his eye-catching performance at the just concluded Tombim Abuja ITF Futures in Abuja, Michael Moses has expressed his readiness to take on his local counterparts at this year’s Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Senior Tennis Open. Moses told SportsDay he is happy reaching the quarterfinal in the singles and doubles events of the first leg of the ITF Futures ...

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Nigerians Dominate Tombim Main Draw

No fewer than nine Nigerian players are in the Main Draws of the second leg of the inaugural Tombim Abuja ITF Futures being held at the Package B of the National stadium in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory. Clifford Enosoregbe, Shehu Lawal, Henry Atseye, Albert Bikom, Joseph Imeh, Christopher Edwards, Iloputa Ikechukwu, Christian Paul and Michael Moses are the Nigerian players ...

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Ajoge: Why In Sponsor Tennis

-Says Nigerian Female Players Not Competitive Edmond Ajoge is the Managing Director of Tombim Services Limited, sponsor of the ongoing Tombim Abuja ITF Futures in Nigeria’s Federal Capital. In this interview with SportsDay tennis expert, HENRY ESABUNEFE he bares his mind on why he embarked on such a multi-million naira project and what he hopes to benefit from it.   ...

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CBN JUNIOR TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP 2015:

Bulus , Maxwell Win MVP Awards As this year’s CBN Junior Tennis Championship ended at the weekend, Chris Bulus from Lagos and Timipre Maxwell from Port Harcourt-based Kodian Tennis Foundation Saturday in Lagos won the coveted most outstanding players awards for the boys and girls categories respectively. Bulus 16, who played in the Boys 16s and 18s( because of the ...

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Atseye Eyes Better Tombim Outing

-Sets Sight On April 28 In Abuja Nigeria’’s former number one male tennis player, Henry Atseye says he is working very hard to make sure he fully fit before his fixture in the Tombim championship later this month in Abuja. Atseye who was down with shoulder injury is working his way back to full fitness ahead of this Tombim championship ...

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CBN Glad To Sponsor Junior Tennis Championship

Nigeria’s apex financial institution, Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has expressed excitement at the level of progress it has made since it began its sponsorship of junior tournaments in the country about nine years ago. This was contained in a speech by Ibrahim Mu’azu, Director, Corporate Communications Department of the CBN, who was represented by Isaac Okoroafor during the press ...

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Ojo Targets World Championship Trophy

-Sets Eyes On ITTF Top Spot In China National table tennis player, Onaolapo Ojo has said Nigerians should expect nothing but the trophy from him in the world championship billed for China later this month, saying the tournament will bring out the best in him. Ojo told SportsDay in a telephone chat that he has put behind him the lost ...

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