The 40th edition of the CBN Senior Open, a championship event bankrolled by the Central Bank of Nigeria, has been scheduled to take place at the tail end of this month.
The tournament, which has always been the first national tournament of the year for the Nigerian players was billed to take place immediately after the Abuja ITF Futures in May. Preparations, however, were purportedly not on full course then.
For the purpose of it’s 40th edition, the tournament will be held in Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja. This, according to the organizers, is due to logistics as they want to have a lot of dignitaries in attendance, including the President of the Nation.
It’s been revealed that the qualifying rounds for the event will kick off on Thursday, 21 June, while Main Draws action will serve off on Monday, 25 June at the Tennis Complex of the National Stadium in Abuja.
Veteran, Abdulmumin Babalola, who defeated Nigeria’s current no. 1, Joseph Imeh last year, will be looking to defend his title. Meanwhile, 20-year-old sensation and women’s number one, Sarah Adegoke will fancy her chances of clinching the title for the second year in a row and continue her blistering run of form from last year. Adegoke was adjudged the best female player of 2017 after she claimed three titles in four national tournaments she played in.
More to follow…