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Abi wins 2016 NCC-sponsored Telecoms Cup Tennis Tournament

The 2016 Telecoms Cup Tennis Tournament sponsored by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) ended in Lagos at the weekend with Nishant Abi emerging star player, reports ITRealms.

The final game for the tournament, ITRealms reports was between Nishant Abi and Walter Eze which closed at 6-1; 6-1 with Eze, a veteran who had represented Nigeria in international tournaments in the past losing to Abi in the exciting match.

Equally, Nishant and his partner won the Men's Double in the tournament.

The Vice Chairman, Tennis Section of Ikoyi Club, Mr. Sunny Onegbu, commended the NCC for efforts at putting the tournament into sustaining sponsorship of tennis competitions to rejuvenate the game in Nigeria, stressing that the sport was almost dying because of lack of sponsorship.

“A long time ago, tennis used to be a very popular sport in Nigeria, but not again. Today, it is football that attracts a lot of sponsorship because it is very popular. So, the fact that the NCC is putting in a lot of energy around sponsoring tennis should be appreciated. This is good for the younger ones coming up and also, most of us that are still playing,” Onegbu said.


ITRealms recalls that in recent years, NCC has been sponsoring this tournament.

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