The NCC Tennis League is taking national competition to one more city as Team Hope takes their final round robin tie versus Team CBN Futures to the Shell Club in Ogunu, Warri.
The NCC Tennis League is taking top quality tennis to major cities and clubs in Nigeria and will this weekend also hold in Abuja and Lagos.
|Angel McCleod of CBN Futures will be a thorn in the flesh of Team Hope when they meet at the Shell Club in Warri this weekend|
Team Hope which has rising stars Ikechukwu Iloputa and Paul Emmanuel will have to cope with talented CBN Futures’ junior stars, Martins Abamu, Stephen Augustine, Godgift Timibra, Chimezie Onyejiaka for the men and teen sensation Angel Mcleod for the women.
The Abuja National Stadium tennis centre will be hosting the most explosive and decisive tie of all three with Team FCT taking on last year’s runner-up Team Civil Defence.
The Civil Defence team with two former national champions – Abdulmumuni Babalola and Shehu Lawal – and current women’s champion, Christie Agugbom, will have Team FCT’s Thomas Otu, immediate past national No.1, Emmanuel Sunday and Osaremen Airhunwhunde for the women to contend with. The tie will effectively decide the team that finishes top of the White Group.
The third tie this weekend is at the National Stadium Surulere Lagos between Team Lead Way and Team Anambra and will set the stage for the decisive tie on November 28 -29 between Team Offikwu and Team Lead Way in Kaduna for the second semifinal spot from the Blue Group.
The NCC Tennis League has been described by sports commentators as the greatest addition to Nigerian sports since independence and is offering almost N30 million in prize monies. The winning team goes home with N7 million, runner-up N5 million, third place N3 million and fourth place N2 million.