By Ebenezer Osamo –
Eyeonthesports.com can authoritatively report that the country’s wheelchair tennis players and their coach will on Wednesday, 26 February, leave for the World Team Cup, African Regional qualifiers holding in Kenya from 27 February through 4 March, 2014.
National coach of the physically-challenged players, Frank Termena told our correspondent that the team are only awaiting their tickets to facilitate their trip to the east African country for the tourney, which also serves as African Championship for the sport.
“There are just three of us going to Kenya for the tournament because there isn’t sufficient funds to accommodate other players.
“Wasiu Yusuf, Alex Adewale and myself are on our way to Kenya. As soon as we get our tickets for the trip, we shall leave for the tournament”, he explained.
The experienced Termena expressed belief in the players he is travelling with, and expects the country to defend the title she won last year.
He said: “the players are ready for this championship and nothing can stop us from defending the championship we won last year.
“I believe that we have what it takes. Alex has also added to his experience when he featured at the US Open last year. So we are on course for a repeat of last year’s feat”.
Former African number one male wheelchair tennis player, Wasiu Yusuf, who was at the tournament last year, also told eyeonthesports.com that the players are set to defend the title they won last year.
“I believe so much in myself and my partner, Alex. And I am sure we will go to Kenya and defend the title and qualify for the World Team Cup again”, he boasted.
Nigeria’s pair of Jude Uwaze and Wasiu Yusuf qualified Nigeria for the annual tourney last year.