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AJC Togo: Ogunshakin, Mubarak, Sani In Second Round Action

Seun Ogunshakin, the number one seed at the ongoing African Junior Tennis Championships (AJC) in Togo, will be in action on Sunday morning.

Nigeria Tennis Live gathered that the African number five U-14 junior starlet will take on Ivory Coast’s Patrice Assane same time his Nigerian compatriots will be in action.

The order of play for the Boys U-16 fixtures obtained by our correspondent showed that the three Nigerian players will be playing simultaneously on Sunday morning, albeit against opponents from different countries.

Mubarak Ganiyu, also seeded, will take on Precious Becoude from Benin Republic while Yahaya Sani, another seeded player at the AJC tournament, will take on Kwasi Frimpong from Ghana.

For the U-16 girls, only Nene Yakubu will be in action for Nigeria on Sunday, as she tackles Benin Republic’s Jemila Honvou for a place in the second round.

Ndidi Osaji and Khadijat Mohammed will be playing their first matches in the competition as they clash against Diaka Tolno and Christabel Eduafo-Collins from Guinea and Ghana respectively, in the girls U-14 match.

Results from day one show a clinical swoop for the Nigerian youngsters as they amassed three wins from a total of four matches.

David Edwards started the swoop with a resounding 6-4, 6-1 victory over Roland Kouad from Ivory Coast just as number two seed, Bright Emmanuel came from a 2-3 loss to winning 6-3, 6-2 against Chammciatou Honvou from Benin Republic to qualify for the third round.

Etoro Bassey, seeded in the U-16 girls, made sure of a third victory for Team Nigeria as she annihilated Danila Alao from Benin Republic with a 6-2, 6-0 win.

Only Nathaniel Aluko in the boys U-14 could not get a result against his opponent as he was defeated 6-1, 6-2 by Burundi’s Arsene Nikiema.

Nigerians will be looking forward to another outstanding performance by the youngsters on Sunday morning as the tournament moves to its business end.

The Nigerian team is under the guidance of veteran coach Rotimi Akinloye and he’s supported by Moses Paul, a renowned junior tennis coach.

Nigeria Tennis Live will continue to provide updates from the competition to our teeming readers and audience.


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