CONFIRMED! NTF Introduces New National Tournament
Nigeria Tennis Live can reliably report that the Nigeria Tennis Federation is introducing a new national tournament for Nigerian tennis players.
This was confirmed to our correspondent by Makpa Aliyu, the Secretary General of the tennis federation, via a text on Thursday, 16 November, 2023.
According to him, the competition is slated to serve off on Thursday, 23 November, 2023, an indication that it will start with the preliminary rounds.
Nigeria Tennis Live also gathered that it is open to all tennis players in the federation but could not confirm the prize money for the competition.
Aliyu, when quizzed further on the details of the tournament, noted that “we are working on all the details but what II can confirm for you now is that it is an open tournament and that it will start on the 23rd.
“The tournament is titled ASF Open Championship.”
Nigeria Tennis Live sought to know more details about the event in terms of prize money, registration deadline, et al, but the secretary insisted those were not ready yet as talks were still ongoing with the sponsors of the event.
According to him: “We are working on a number of things with the sponsoor. Once we conclude, we will make the factsheet available”.
Our correspondent also gathered that players, already aware of this situation, have started arriving Abuja for the national competition which is the first of its kind.
More details on this new tourney will be made available to our readers and followers as soon as they are made available to our correspondent.