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Oshonaike, NTTF Mourn Former Junior Star

Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) has expressed shock over the untimely demise of former national junior star, Azeez Ogunlade, who died over the weekend after a brief illness. According to Secretary General of NTTF, Chinedu Ezeala-Ogundare, the passing on of the 20 year-old Ogunlade was disheartening as the player had started playing his way into the senior national team after …

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Edwards Targets Dala Cup

Nigeria female tennis junior sensation, Marylove Edwards has said that nothing will stop her from winning this year Dala Hard Court championship taking place in Kaduna. Revealing this in an interview to SportsDay over the weekend, Edwards said that she is doing everything possible to see that she come back with the trophy. Edwards further said that this year has …

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Governor’s Cup Entries Close Nov 19

As ITF Set Deadline For Lagos Event Players willing to play in Futures 3 of the 15th Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship have been told to register on or before November 19. The annual Governor’s Cup will hold from 5-19 December at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan. According to the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the deadline for the registration …

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Abamu Eyes Dala Cup Conquest

Nigeria male tennis junior sensation, Martin Abamu has said that is eyeing this year Dala Hard Court Cup junior championship trophy that is taking place in Kaduna this week. Making this in an interview with SportsDay recently in the national stadium Abamu said that he happy with the trophy he won in the SNEPCO junior tennis championship that take place …

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Civil Defence Shake NCC Tennis League

Civil Defence scraped through to the finals of the inaugural Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) Tennis League by beating Team Ogun 4-3 on aggregate in Enugu. The Civil Defence team took a 3-1 lead after four matches, but Team Ogun revived to take the two reverse men’s singles to ensure a nervous but pulsating finish. Joseph Imeh, the lead player for …

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Paul Happy With Davis Cup Plan

Nigeria female tennis player, Christian Paul has said that she is happy with the preparing for this month Davis cup group III taking place in Cairo, Egypt bill for 26 to 31. Revealing this in an interview to SportsDay over the weekend, Paul said that she is pleased with the call-up to Nigeria tennis camp are head of the Davis …

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Eaglets Will Bounce Back – Lagunju

The under-17 national; team, Golden Eaglets have received a massive boost for recovery from their 2-1 loss to Croatia at the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, as a top official of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Siji Lagunju says the lads will bounce back with victory in Wednesday’s second round match. The ex-international, who is now NFF’s assistant director …

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2015 NIGERIAN SPORTS AWARD: Quadri Raises Stake For Best Sportsman

One of the nominees for the Sports Man of the Year in this year’s Nigerian Sports Award, Aruna Quadri improved his chance of clinching the prestigious diadem after claiming the Portuguese Super Cup with his new club Sporting Lisbon. QUADRI, a two-Time winner of the Ball Sports Award of the Nigerian Sports Award was in fine form when he marshalled …

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SNEPCo Junior Tennis Championship Ends

-Ezeh, Marylove Voted Most Outstanding Players Tochukwu Ezeh from Anambra and Marylove Edwards of Lagos State were named the most outstanding players at this year’s SNEPCo Junior Tennis Championship which ended at Lagos Lawn Tennis Club over the weekend. Ezeh, 16, who was made to play in the boys’ 18 category by the organisers, justified their confidence in him by …

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Enosoregbe Eyes Davis Cup Glory

Nigerian tennis player, Clifford Enosoregbe has said that team Nigeria will do well in Cairo, Egypt for the forthcoming Davis Cup group III holding between 26 and 31 this month. Enosoregbe told SportsDay in a telephone chat that he has put behind him the lost in CBN Open championship, while disclosing that he left the distress of losing CBN Open …

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