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Organizers Confirm Date For Leap Year Junior CBN Open

Baring last minute change of plans, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Junior Tennis Open, will hold in the last week of February, 2020.

Mr. Godwin Kienka, the director of the International Tennis Academy (ITA) organizers of the event, noted that this year’s edition was delicately poised to celebrate the unusual leap year which comes with the new year.

He told Nigeria Tennis Live in a brief chat, that plans are presently being concluded to host the tournament around that period especially, having the finals on 29 February, seeing that it is the extra day in the leap year.

Kienka, a renowned tennis administrator and grassroots tennis veteran, noted that it is better to kick off preparations for the new year, hence the early announcement and planning towards the commencement of the junior tournament.

The former ITF Umpire said: “Plans are being perfected to ensure that we hold the tournament in the last week of February, especially to have the finals on February 29, the extra day that makes 2020 a leap year.

“It is going to be an amazing tournament as always, seeing that we’re starting out with the planning early enough.”

Youngsters like Seun Ogunshakin, Dayo Adeleye, Gabriel Friday, Gabriel Inyang, Mary Udoffa, among others, are some of the top junior players expected to take the tournament by storm.

Nigeria Tennis Live will ensure a proper coverage of the competition which has produced a lot of talents for the Nigerian tennis circuit.


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