The Nigerian contingent to the ITF U-18 championship in Benin Republic and Togo have departed the country in high spirits, Tennisng.com can exclusively report.
According to reports reaching us, the players left Nigeria on Monday afternoon after the heavy downpour in the morning.
Coach Abel Ubiebi who took the players to the West African countries, noted that there was nothing on the players’ minds other than victory across the three legs of the competition.
He stated unequivocally that with the caliber of players the country was sending to the ITF U-18 championship, victory is almost guaranteed.
“This is tennis and anything can happen, however, our players are really ready for this tournament. We have been training so hard to surpass our record from last year and we believe it is possible.
“Everybody back home should just remember us in their prayers. Injury-free participation and a total focus on the path of the players,” said Coach Ubiebi, a certified PTR tester.
Oyinlomo Quadri and Christopher Bulus are poised to make history for Nigeria at the tournament.
While Oyinlomo will be gunning to win the tournament over three legs again, Bulus will be hoping to beat Joseph Imeh’s 2015 record.
The boys and girls will also endeavour to dominate in the doubles event during their three-week stay across the West Coast.