The Minister of Sports Development,John Owan Enoh on Wednesday in Abuja declares BNP Paribas World Team Cup wheelchair tennis African qualification open.
The events which started on Wednesday (today) and is expected to end on Sunday at the Tennis Centre, of Moshood Abiola National Stadium in. Abuja.
Enoh said that he was happy to be at the opening ceremony of the 2024 BNP Paribas World Team Cup wheelchair tennis African qualification events which started on Wednesday ( today) in Abuja.
He said that this is the first time, first events of tennis that i will be attending personally and present in tennis federation.
“ I am glad that it’s have to do with wheelchairs tennis events.
“ I welcome all participating participants to Nigeria and I welcome you all to this competition.
“ I am glad that we have up to 10 countries participating Egypt, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius ,Morocco, Rwanda,South Africa , Tanzania.and Nigeria ( host),” he said.
According to him, my greatest wish for the athletes is to compete fairly and compete squarely and the best team is to wins.
“ It’s is the best team winning that we can have Africa also been on top of the world of wheelchair tennis.
“ If we don’t have the best of us ( Africa) going to road to turkey 2024. Then the performance in that tournament would not be to the desired levels that everybody in Africa will expects,” he said.
He said that not only wheelchairs tennis have challenges but other para athletes both men and women category also when ever I watch them on television,I felt very encouraged.
“ I am glad to be here and I will have the opportunity of watching it lives courtesy of players .
2024 BNP Paribas World Team Cup wheelchair tennis African qualification events in Abuja started on Wednesday and ends on Sunday.