The Rivers State Commissioner for Sports, Boma Iyaye has commended the organizers of the NCC Tennis League. He went on to say Nigerians residing outside Lagos do not necessarily have to travel to watch the annual Governor’s Cup in Lagos (where top world stars put up top tennis actions).
He also noted at the Port Harcourt Club over the weekend, that the impact of the NCC Tennis League is synonymous to what is experienced at the Grand Slams.
“Some of us who like to go to Lagos to watch good tennis at the Governor’s Cup would have no need to travel again as the standard we saw here is equal to what we see at the Grand Slams.
“Also this league is really engaging and empowering our youth because the young boys and girls you see here playing or watching cannot be involved in crimes because their time is well spent. Taking this kind of tennis to 12 cities with the huge prize monies is wonderful,”Iyaye stated.
The Sports administrator also added that: “I therefore commend the NCC for this historic investment in our youth and the organisers for a wonderful job.”
The third season of the NCC Tennis League is nearing its end as Team Muller already confirmed their place in the semis of the money-spinning year-long tennis championship.
Iyaye is currently serving his third term as the Commissioner for Sports in Rivers State.