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All African Games: NTF Opens Camp, Invites 16 Players (FULL LIST)

Nigeria Tennis Live can authoritatively report that 16 players have been invited to team Nigeria’s camping for the tennis event at the 13th All African Games in Ghana.

The players, comprising eight male and eight female, are expected in camp as the Nigerian team intensifies preparations for the event holding in Ghana exactly one month away.

Our correspondent gathered that national team Coaches, Benson Ishicheli from Lagos and Abuja-based Rotimi Akinloye, who doubles as the technical director of the Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF), will take charge of the sessions in camp.

Nigeria Tennis Live reports that Uche Oparaoji, aka Lefty, will be leading the male team which comprises Canice Abua, Daniel Adeleye, Abubakar Yusuf, Abayomi Philip, Emmanuel Michael, Godsgift Timibra and Dala 2023 Men’s Singles semi-finalist, John David.

For the female team, Anu Ayegbusi leads the pack with the likes of Asogba Toyin, Ohunene Yakubu, Dala 2023 winner, Khadijat Mohammed, Omotayo Blessing, Rebecca Ekpenyong and Blessing Samuel.

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Information reaching our correspondent has it that the players will be kept in a hotel by the Ministry of Sports and will be having their training sessions inside the tennis courts of the National Stadium, Abuja.

Coach Benson and Coach Rotimi

Team Nigeria is also expected to camp their foreign pros remotely and ship them down to Nigeria for the final phase of the camping before the final selection of players who will make the cut to Ghana.

Nigeria is expected to field four players for the Male and Female events and will be hoping to travel to Ghana for the All African Games with the Nigerian Contingent, with the best players from the camping.

Nigeria Tennis Live will keep tabs on the players’ camping situation which is expected to improve in the coming days as more players are expected in camp.

As at the time of filing this report, the likes of Anu Ayegbusi, Uche Oparaoji, Daniel Adeleye, Abubakar Yusuf, Ohunene Yakubu, Etoro Bassey, Khadijati Mohammed, had already been sighted in Abuja.

Coach Ishicheli has also arrive Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital, for the programme which is expected to drill the players and bring out the best in them.



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