The Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF) has for the umpteenth time, reminded tennis players interested in participating at the 2018 Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Senior Tennis Open, that the tournament will be hosted in Abuja, the nation’s federal capital.
One of the requests by the sponsors of the tournament was to have it staged in Abuja, to herald the 40th year of hosting one of Nigeria’s most consistent tennis tournaments, and this had already been included in the NTF’s calendar for 2018.
Following the release of a date for the commencement of the annual championship, some Nigerian tennis players and other stakeholders sought to know the venue of the annual tournament, if it would still hold in Lagos as many wanted or in Abuja, as earlier announced.
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For clarification sakes, Nigerian Tennis Live correspondent asked the president of the tennis federation, Dayo Akindoju, who quickly reminded everyone that it would be taking place in Abuja, Nigeria’s federal capital.
He noted that this had been concluded by the sponsors of the tournament and had been communicated to everyone interested in participating in the championship.
“I told you already that the tournament will hold in Abuja, that’s what the sponsors want and we already included it in our calendar for the year,” Engr. Akindoju replied when asked about the venue for the event.
Nigerian tennis players will now have their sights fixed on the tournament which had been long awaited since the beginning of the year.
Nigerian Tennis Live promises a good coverage of the tournament which is expected to be celebrated in grand style in Abuja.