Following her team’s victory in the qualifier of the West and Central African Junior Championship (Girls U-14), Ndidi Osaji of Greensprings School has emerged as one of the Nigeria’s flag bearers in the upcoming World Junior Tennis Championship in Morocco.
The qualifying matches were played in Lome, Togo, where she and her team triumphed over the host country, Togo, Ghana and Cameroun.
Satisfied with the performance of the team, Head Coach, Junior Team of the Nigeria Tennis Federation, Ubale Abdullahi Mohammed, said he is optimistic the girls will make Nigeria proud at the world championship.
In the same vein, the Head of Departmant (HoD) PE and Sports at Greensprings Lekki campus, Mr Yusuf Ojeyinka, said he is proud of Ndidi, attributing her achievement to the school’s commitment to extra-curricular activities, including sports.
He said: “At Greensprings School, we take sports and other extra-curricular activities seriously, so we are happy that our commitment continues to make our students excel in non-academic competitions. I believe Ndidi will make us proud at the World Junior Tennis Championship, as she is not only technically good, but also exudes self-confidence in defeating her opponents.”
Ndidi gained public attention after her recent outstanding performances at various junior tennis championships, including the Central Bank of Nigeria Tennis Championship, FAAN Championship, and SNEPCo/NNPC Competition.
The World Junior Tennis Championship provides the opportunity for junior tennis players to be ranked. This year’s championship is scheduled to hold in Morocco later this year.