National Camp Invites Three Kaduna Tennis Players

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By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna

Three Tennis players from Team Kaduna have been invited to the national camp, ahead of the African Junior Championships (AJC) Division One scheduled to hold in Tunisia from April 7 to April 15.

The Head Coach of the Association, Mohammed Ubale disclosed the development in an interview with newsmen on Tuesday in Kaduna.

He listed the three players as, Gabriel Friday, Favour Moses and Iye Onoja.

The coach added that the three invited players would also play in the Junior CBN in Lagos from April 2 to April 7 before departing for the North African country.

Ubale said that the players could be awarded scholarships at the International Tennis Federation (ITF)  Centre in Morocco, if they preform well at Tunisia.

According to him, “the AJC is the biggest tournament where all the technical officials are in attendance.

“In this tournament all the technical crews are usually assembled to watch and select the best players from the tournament.

“Some are selected in the European team while some in the ITF continental competitions.

“Some of our players like Sunday Emmanuel got the opportunity to play through such tournament,‘’Ubale said.

The coach stressed that the players got invited to the national camp through hard work, and added that their skills level would definitely be improved on in camp.

“There are many opportunities in the national camp and I hope these players will take full advantage and represent the sport creditably on and off the court, ” he said.

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