Ohunene, Mubarak, 15 Others In Action As Ghana J30 Hots Up
Nigerian players have taken the Junior ITF Circuit in Ghana by storm with 17 of them making it to the Main Draws of the week two at the J30 event.
Ohunene Yakubu was the only Nigerian who played in the finals of the first week of the tournament, as most of the other Nigerian players fell short in the quarterfinals.
The 15-year-old Nigerian youngster won the Doubles event as well, to crown a very hardworking week in the west coast of Ghana.
But this week, the number of Nigerian players in the Main Draw has swelled, with nine boys and eight girls in the first round of the competition.
Mubarak Ganiyu leads the legion of Nigerian male juniors into the second week of the tournament in Ghana as Nigeria hopes to win it all in both boys and girls singles and doubles.
The top Nigerian seed at the tournament, Jimoh Joseph, is also joined in the main draw by the trio of Ajao Basit, Sani Yahaya and Yusuf Abubakar who made the cut after going through the preliminary stages.
Joseph Fortune, the tournament’s number eight seed, Lucky Loser Thankgod Adakole, Peter Oche and Oladipupo Gbolahan complete the list of Nigerians in the main draw.
In the girls’ singles event first round, tennis sensation, Blessing Otu, (seeded 8) is joined by budding youngsters Fareehah Adams, Sofi Agbabiaka and Sofia Igbinovia, who had to play through the qualifying rounds.
Osayimwen Osaherun, Destiny Okhinaye and Lucky Loser Oyinkansola Samuel are the other Nigerian girls in the first round of the competition.
Kudos to all the players for making the trip to Ghana and good luck to them all for the rest of the week.