Nigeria Youths Reign At ITF Circuit

Nigeria’s good showing at the ongoing ITF West and Central Africa Junior Circuit continued at the Stade Omnisport, Lome on Tuesday with Ahmed Alamu’s shock 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-0 win over sixth-seeded Itchya Meesommon of Thailand one of the eye-catching performances of the day in the tournament which will end this weekend.
Nigeria bagged 3 gold, 2 silver and a bronze to top the medals table of first-phase of the point-winning tournament, which is featuring over 20 countries among which are USA, Germany, France, India, Turkey, Britain and Thailand.
Also, Nigeria’s Joseph Ubon, who was the boy’s singles champion in the first phase, sustained his great form with a comprehensive 6-0, 6-0 win over Yayra Pedanou of Togo to spearhead the winning outings for most of the country’s players in action.
Ubon’s compatriot Mohammed Mohammed, who the former defeated in the final of the first phase, also progressed to the next round with a 6-4, 6-1 triumph over Togolese Jean Kadangah-Kili.
Another Nigeria-Togo clash saw Tochukwu Ezeh triumphed with a 7-5, 6-2 win against Abdel Razak Ouro-Gnao, just as Martins Abamu also made Nigeria proud as he defeated Amadou Diarra of Mali 6-3, 6-1.

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