Action shifts to the Blue Group of the NCC Tennis Cup this weekend as six teams continue their hunt for points in the prestigious annual event.
The top two teams in the group meet in Port Harcourt as Team Kolatari welcome Lagos-based Team VGC Lions; 2015 champions, Team Civil Defence travel to the Adamasingba Stadium in Ibadan to take on qualifiers, Team Oluyole; while Team Muller attempt to consolidate on their opening week victory over Civil Defence when they entertain bottom side, Team Optiweb at the National stadium in Lagos.
After outclassing Team Optiweb 7-0 in Ilorin in their opening match, leaders, Kolatari will be confident of making it two out of two when they return home to take on VGC Lions in Port Harcourt. Team Kolatari finished third at the inaugural edition of the NCC Tennis Cup in 2015, but with the exciting Christian Paul and Blessing Samuel in their ranks, they will be keen to push even further this year.
Team Civil Defence did not get off to the best of starts as they fell 4-3 to Team Muller at the Abuja National Stadium. The 2015 winners, who also finished third last year, remain a formidable side- spearheaded by Abdulmumini Babalola, Clifford Enosoregbe and Christy Agubom, they should finally get off the mark when they visit Team Oluyole in Ibadan. Qualifiers, Oluyole are also searching for their first point of the main draw after falling 2-5 to VGC Lions in their opening match.
Rounding out the action in the Blue Group are Team Muller, who will be high on confidence after their impressive 4-3 victory over Civil Defence in their first outing. Boasting a talented line-up that includes Joseph Imeh and Ronke Akingbade, the Lagos-based team look set to maintain their 100% record this weekend when they take on Team Optiweb at the National Stadium in Lagos.