Nigeria’s undisputed under-12 champion, Gabriel Inyang, has expressed deep disappointment after his inability to help the country secure a maiden berth at the ITF/CAT Junior Championship in Morocco.
Inyang, who has been flying the country’s flag high in recent times, was one of the big names that participated in the first-ever Under-12 West and Central African edition of the championship which ended last week, but could not reproduce the performance that earned him his national title.
|Eyes on the ball… Coach Ubale Mohammed seems to be telling Gabriel here.|
Although he started with a big win over his Beninoise counterpart during the tournament held at the National Stadium in Surulere, the Ebony-skinned player could not maintain the tempo against his other opponents.
In a chat with Naija Tennis Special after the tournament, the brave former US Junior Championship winner, noted that he will definitely bounce back after the defeat.
He said: “I am a bit disappointed after winning the 1st police college junior tournament two weeks ago.
“I am however, happy about my performance in all the matches I took part in. First was beating the boy from Benin Republic and a narrow loss in our last doubles against d Togolese players.
“Although the boy’s team could not make it to the main event in Morocco, we all put in our best as a team and I believe we will do better next time.”