Wheelchair tennis in Nigeria will receive another massive boost soon following the assurances of the President of the Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF), Engr. Ifedayo Akindoju that he will get new wheelchairs for the physically challenged players.
One of the challenges of the players in the disabled sport is the constant absence of wheelchairs for them to compete well, even on the local scene. But this may soon be a thing of the past following the assurances given by the NTF President.
Engr. Akindoju is staying true to the promise he made at the beginning of his tenure of reviving the sport in Nigeria, as it has suffered a decline in recent years.
“I shall be traveling to China after the federation’s AGM this month and there are some wheelchairs that I have sighted on some websites,” the President said.
“I am working on getting people to collaborate and get as many as possible for the players, but if we do not get, I shall see the number I can personally get for these players.
“But the idea is to support these players and make them better because the sport has suffered a serious decline in the past few years. We want to make sure we get to the very top in the physically challenged sport again,” he added.
Meanwhile, wheelchair tennis enthusiasts in the country will be looking forward to the new developments which the NTF board is preparing for the disabled sport in Nigeria.