The Nigerian trio of Oyinlomo Quadre, Sarah Adegoke and Adesuwa Osabuohien have landed in Lithuania, northeastern Europe, for Nigeria’s first ever participation at the Billie Jean King Cup, also known as Fed Cup.
Accompanied by Engr. Ifedayo Akindoju, the Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF) President and Coach Rotimi Akinloye, the team captain, the Nigerian players touched down in Lithuania at about 1:30pm Nigerian time on Monday, 14 June ahead of the competition.
Nigeria Tennis Live gathered that US-based Adesuwa had arrived the venue before her colleagues joined in from Nigeria.
But the other team members joined her in Europe on Monday afternoon to start their warm up ahead of the competition.
The NTF President informed that everything is looking good ahead of the country’s first-ever outing at this competition.
“Tomorrow we start playing, the grouping has been done,” he informed our correspondent on Monday evening.
The groupings made available to Nigeria Tennis Live showed Nigeria, Kosovo and host, Lithuania in Pool C but it is yet to be seen whom Nigeria’s first opponents would be on Tuesday.
Nigeria Tennis Live will keep up with the team in Lithuania to get all the latest updates from the competition which Nigerian tennis followers are extremely excited about.
All the exclusive photos and videos will be posted on all our social media platforms as they roll in.
Meanwhile, Quadre, Nigeria’s number one female tennis player is fired up for this competition, as she already expressed her excitement about participating in the event.
Under a post made on Instagram on Monday, evening, the Nigerian Slam winner wrote: “I’m excited” in response to a question asked about how everyone was feeling about the tournament.
Nigerians will be hinging the country’s hopes of doing well on the youngster who is one of Africa’s finest female tennis players.