Abamu, Aiyegbusi Shine At Bet9ja Foundation Tennis Classic
Matthew Abamu was the star of the show inside the Adejumo Tennis Club, Ejigbo, Lagos when the Bet9ja Foundation Tennis Classical Cup held in Lagos.
The invitational one-day tournament which was held on Saturday, 28 October, 2023, had a number of top national players in attendance, including Nigerian number two, Anu Aiyegbusi.
Albert Bikom, Matthew Abamu, Philips Abayomi, Emmanuel Jebutu, Bode Lawal, Tobilola Moronfolu, Elisha Olowogbile and Ebuka Emenozie were the male players who participated in the competition.
For the women, Anu Aiyegbusi, Toyin Asogba and Victoria Bamidele were the contestants in a round robin format.
Abamu had the last laugh in the Men’s event, defeating Turkey-based Bikom to take home the 100k prize money for the winner while Ayegbusi defeated her both opponents in the Women’s event to go home with the same amount.
The facilitator of the competition, Alade Ademola, a Bet9ja Super Agent in Oshodi-Isolo area, spoke with Nigeria Tennis Live on why he decided to play host to the players.
He noted that having done the same tournaments for other sports, it was best to shift attention to tennis because he also plays the beautiful game.
“And we are always looking at making it an annual event.
“Conveniently, this is my fourth edition, I have been doing this for other sports but we decided to take it to tennis and we believe this can be a continuous event.
“We just want to encourage these youths and give them hope, and the belief that they can still get something out of the country, regardless of the situation of things,” Mr. Ademola explained.