Alex Adewale and Kafayat Omisore emerged champions of the men’s and women’s singles of the Puma ITF Wheelchair Tennis Futures in Abuja over the weekend.
The winning outing marked a glorious return of Nigeria to the international stage after a few years of absence due to financial challenges.
|One of the players during the tournament which was won by Team Nigeria in Abuja. Photo: Ewaoche Ameh.|
Prior to the final on Saturday at the National Tennis Centre, Package B, National Stadium, Abuja, Adewale had paired two-time Paralympian Wasiu Yusuf to claim the doubles title at the expense of Kenyan duo of Peter Naveh and Collins Omonde while Omisore also teamed up with Kemi Oluwasegun to beat Ndenga, who paired Nigerian Foluke Shodehinde, to clinch the women’s doubles crown of the $3, 000 prize-money event.
|Engr. Sani Ndanusa charging the Nigerian players up ahead of one of their matches during the competition. Photo: Ewaoche Ameh.|