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Wheelchair WC ticket : Akindoju Promises Early Preparations


President of Nigeria Tennis Federation NTF, Engineer Ifedayo Akindoju has hailed the grit and commitment of the Team Nigeria Wheelchair Tennis players for their performance at the just concluded World Cup qualifiers held amongst seven countries at the MKO Abiola Tennis Centre, Abuja.
Akindoju who was full of joy following the qualification tickets secured by the ladies thanked them for a job well done and promised that the team will begin preparation for the World Cup finals holding in Lisbon, Portugal from May 23rd.
Asked how he felt winning the tickets,: He said he was extremely happy. This is the wish of Nigerians and it has come to pass. I specially thank the players, they gave it all their best and finally we are going to be in Portugal.
“Am happy that we hosted the African qualifier for the first time and punched aa ticket in the female category and progressed. It is all joy joy joy.
He said the players will go into camp immediately and see if it possible for them to go earleri to acclimatise in Portugal adding that the Technical Crew would look at the all the alternatives they have and will give us the best to work on.
The NTF President also disclosed that the male players will also be included in the World Cup party as they were looking forward to play one or two tournaments in Portugal.
“It is going to be an all inclusive thing. The male team is going with their female comterparts whether they get wild cards or not. We be doing this to encourage towards the Paralympics Games in Paris next year,” Engineer Akindoju disclosed.
Kafayat Omisore, Chitura Nwaozuzu and Foluke Shodeinde punched the tickets for the female team while Alex Adewale, Wasiu Yusuf and Ukari Williams who beat the Moroccans in the doubles event lost the tickets in the singles.

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