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NCC Tennis Cup Third Place Match Preview: Team Offikwu vs Team Ndoma-Egba

The battle for a third place finish will take place at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan, Thursday 7 and Friday 8, Dec., between Team Ndoma-Egba and Team Offikwu.

Both teams played each other once in the White Group stage with Team Offikwu coming out on top with a 5-2 win. And now, they lock horns again! After failing to qualify for the final, both teams will face off to see who finishes third.

Team Ndoma-Egba were beaten 5-2 by Team Muller in the semis and would be looking for some sort of redemption when they face a Team Offikwu side they weren’t able to hold off in the group stage.

Team Offikwu, meanwhile, were no match against a ruthless Team Civil Defence side in the semi-final this past weekend as they were soundly defeated 6-1. They’ll certainly be looking to put that embarrassing defeat behind them when they face the Abuja-based side.

Back in action for Team Offikwu is Sylvester Emmanuel. Though, the star player failed to put up a good display in the semis, we can be sure to expect fireworks from him when he comes up against the Thomas Otu-led team.

Thomas Otu, likewise, would want to show why he’s the Dala Hard Court Tennis champion. It’s going to be a spectacle.

Will Team Offikwu score another easy win against the Abuja-based team? Or can Thomas Otu lead his team to a very important victory?

The third place winner is guaranteed N3 million in prize money, while N2 million will go to who finishes fourth.

This match will be live on Thursday from 10am at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan.

 

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