By Ebenezer Osamo –
The recently concluded national junior tennis championship has helped the national coaches to look at some players which they hope to use to prosecute the upcoming African Junior Championships qualifiers.
This was the assertion of the national junior tennis coach, Ubale Mohammed, in a chat with eyeonthesports.com.
Ubale noted that since the qualifying series for the West African zone will begin in less than a week, some players who took part during the Championship could be considered for the qualifiers.
“The championship couldn’t have come at a better time, because it has helped with the fitness level of these players and sharpness.
“We have some players in camp already while some of them are still abroad. But we hope to have them all together in time for the AJC qualifiers, which will begin on Monday in Abuja”, he explained.
The vastly travelled coach further maintained that with the country’s pedigree in the competition, the players will not disappoint the country when hostilities begin.
He said: “I have confidence in the players that are here with us and the ones that will be joining. I’m sure that we shall not disappoint Nigeria.
“The event will qualify us to play at the AJC proper in Kenya in a few months’ time, and we are motivated to do all we can to take Nigeria there from our zone”.
The qualifying series will serve off on Monday, 13 January and end on Sunday, 19 January, 2014 at the tennis court of the National Stadium in Abuja, North-Central Nigeria.