Davis Cup: Oparaoji Pens Emotional Message To NTF President, Colleagues
Uche Oparaoji has penned down an emotional note to the Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF), as well as his colleagues after their Davis Cup triumph in Kigali, Rwanda.
The man fondly called Lefty by his friends and tennis players led the Nigerian team to gain promotion to Africa Group III of Davis Cup after four years since Nigeria got demoted to Group IV.
Oparaoji played three doubles matches throughout the competition in Kigali, partnering three different players, and he won all the matches with his partners.
And on their return to Nigeria after the four-day event in Rwanda, the 2023 CBN Open finalist decided to appreciate the federation for their assistance, the coaches for their tutoring and his colleagues for their trust and co-operation.
“I want to use this opportunity to thank Mr. DAYO president of NTF. Also I want to thank the secretary, the coaches, Coach Rotimi, Coach Benson Ishicheli,” he wrote in an emotion-laden message he sent to Nigeria Tennis Live.
Oparaoji also appreciated the players who prosecuted the tournament, describing them as being wonderful.
He wrote: “My warmest regards also goes to the wonderful players who together with the guidance of the our coaches gave in their best in this last championship by the names, Bulus, Peter, David, Wilson, myself Uche the captain, I want to use these medium to appreciate everyone, the journey to Kigali will continue to bind us together for a better Future.
“I believe we will have greater opportunities as we grow in the game of tennis 🎾🎾🎾🎾 and to inspire the upcoming players, starting from the grassroots, we pray and hope to have players make our dear country proud as time comes and goes..
“Thank you our coaches for giving us the opportunity/guidance, love to represent our dear nation..”