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AJC: How Team Nigeria Amassed Maximum Points To Emerge Overall Winner (FULL DETAILS)

Team Nigeria emerged as the overall winner of the West and Central African Junior Tennis Championship in Lome, Togo, after picking up maximum points at the event.

The Nigerian youngsters managed this feat despite having their boys 14 and girls 16 teams disqualified for fielding inadequate number of players for the team event.

But this disqualification came after the girls had secured the Singles and Doubles titles in the U-16 category.

Despite the disqualification, however, the youngsters who played the team event showed unprecedented resilience to emerge as overwhelming winners.

In the break down of the points garnered by the Nigerian players, Nigeria Tennis Live gathered that Nene Yakubu, the only Nigerian player to have double gold medal, led the points haul for Nigeria.

She got 300 points for her Singles win and picked up 50 from her Doubles win to rank as the star player in the star-studded Nigerian young team.

Another unsung heroine, Bright Emmanuel, ended the tournament with 335 points which she picked from winning the girls U-14 Singles and emerging as runner-up in the Doubles.

Seun Ogunshakin, the boys U-16 number one seed, was a thorn in the flesh of his opponents at the Singles event, winning all his matches to emerge as winner as well. He amassed 325 points in the process.

Khadijat Mohammed, Mubarak Ganiyu, Ndidi Osaji and Etoro Bassey also contributed to the points haul of the Nigerian side at the competition.

The players are expected back to the country later today to either join their counterparts at the Azimuth Shipping Lines Junior Tennis Championship or move on to other competitions.


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