Chairman of the Tennis Section of the Ikoyi Club 1938, Abimbola Okubena will lead 25 other smashers from the club to Accra, Ghana for an international championship holding at the Accra Tennis Club. The three-day tournament, which starts this evening, ends on Sunday with the top players of both clubs competing for honours.
Some of the other players billed for the trip are Olaniyan Babatunde, Nwaokolo Ekenedilichukwu, Ebhohimen Pascal, Okoronkwo Banabas, Ajayi Olakunle, Effiong Iyang, Alawiye Kolawole, Ayorinde Bola, Jibuna Walter, Lawal Aminat, Eledu Hilary, Oduntan Kayode and Okwuosa Chinedu.
The Ghana trip is being sponsored by Zenith Bank, Rainoil Ltd. Air Peace, Chief Mike Nwokoni and the members of Ikoyi Club Tennis Section.
The International tournament, which took place last year in Nairobi, Kenya, is aimed at fostering bilateral business relationship within the ECOWAS region.
Okubena said the event was one that many members look forward to every year, adding, “You meet people, make new friends and compare notes in all things we do respectively in our clubs.
“I am very happy that the series of competitions we played are enough to keep us fit for the games in Accra.“Our sponsors have been very fantastic and this time, they are again there to support us for this tournament.”The club members will start arriving back in Nigeria from Saturday. The last batch will arrive on Sunday.