NCC Tennis League returns to Kwara state this weekend with Team Optiwebb hosting Team Civil Defence.
Action in the Blue Group of the NCC Tennis League has been very interesting thus far and we don’t expect nothing less in Ilorin this weekend.
The home team, Optiwebb would be hoping their winning run continues this weekend after strolling past Group push-overs Team Oluyole a fortnight ago.
Team Optiwebb lost scandalously to Team Kalotari in their opening game of the competition 7-0 on this same court.
The team improved in the subsequent match against undefeated Team Muller losing 5-2.
Optiwebb kept on improving and their hard work finally paid off when they thrashed Team Oluyole 6-1.
Just like Team Optiwebb, Civil Defence started the competition on a losing note, but they lost more honourably 4-3 to Team Muller. You definitely can’t fault any team that loses to Team Muller but much was expected of them due to the fact that they had the support of most tennis enthusiasts in Abuja.
They buckled up by bashing both Team Oluyole and Team VGC Lions 7-0 at the Adamasingba Stadium in Ibadan and the VGC Club, Lekki respectively.
Failure for Team Optiwebb to win this match would definitely be the end of the road for them.
Team Civil Defence also need to win this game to mount pressure on Team Muller.
Analyzing this match from the angle of the popular saying “you’re as good as your last game”, I will obviously be giving the match to Team Civil Defence.
If we also look at the quality of players the teams parade, with all due respect to players of Team Optiwebb, Team Civil Defence are definitely far apart. They boast of former National Champion, Clifford Enosorogbe as well as reigning CBN champion, Abdulmumuni Babalola.
I tip Team Civil Defence to win. Scoreline might end 5-2 in favour of Civil Defence.