Lawal Set To ‘Dump’ Nigeria

By Ebenezer Osamo –

Nigerian tennis player, Shehu Lawal, has intensified plans to seek ‘greener pastures’ in France, can exclusively report.
The Davis Cup player, who had earlier this year informed our correspondent of his desire to go to France in search of more tennis action and more money, said he is not giving up on his dream move.
Lawal who spoke with this week, bemoaned the absence of tournaments in the country, stating that it is the reason Nigerian players perform woefully during international competitions.
“Which other tournament have we played after the Dala Championship since last year? There is no tennis in this country, believe me.
“It’s sad that this is where we have found ourselves in our chosen sport. No competitions for us, how do we have ATP points for international ranking?
“Like I told you earlier this year, I will be travelling to France and I have not changed my mind about that. Preparations are in top gear, so I should be out by the end of next month”, he explained.
The 2012 Men’s Doubles winner of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN Tennis Open added that, “I have secured a place in France where I will play tennis often and make more money for my young family”.

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