The 14th edition of the NNPC/ Chevron Junior Masters Championship, which served today at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, LLTC, Onikan, is gathering momentum, Naija Tennis Special can authoritatively report.
|Nigeria’s Joseph Imeh is one of the players expected to participate in the week-long event in Lagos.
Photo: Kayode Savage
The annual U-18 tournament which features champions from all the 36 states of the federation and Abuja, will climax on Sunday, 26 October, according to the organisers. Mr. Chris Enahoro of Primesports Company disclosed that 15 Chevron boys are also in contention for a place on the podium on Sunday when the final round of matches will be played.
According to him, “the winner shall go home with two racquets, a pair of canvas and clothing. The runner-up will get one racquet and clothing. The losing semi-finalists will take a racquet each and clothing as well.
“The quarter-finalists from U- 5 to U-16 will get one racquet each as a way of appreciating them for their efforts during the tournament.”
Enahoro also disclosed that Sunday Emmanuel, the defending champion of the tournament, will be unavailable due to illness which he contacted when he returned from an academy in Switzerland where he has been training for some months now.
“Emmanuel’s coach called me immediately the young player returned from Switzerland that he was ill and will not be available to defend the title
he won last year. We are looking forward to discovering new talents during this year’s tournament because that is the aim of the championship when it began many years back,” he added.