Abuja - Nigerian players on Sunday had an impressive start
at the ongoing qualifiers in Abuja for the 2016 African Junior Tennis
The qualifiers which began on Sunday are holding at the
tennis courts of the National Stadium in Abuja.
In one of the matches, Sani Musa beat Cote d’Ivoire Quatarra
Soulemane 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 in the under-14 category.
Speaking with NAN after the match, Musa said it was a tough
one because it was his first and the longest match he ever played.
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“I must confess this is my first and longest match that I
have ever played and it was very tough.
“I gave room for my opponent room to know my weakness and he
used it against me. But my next match will be different after I have rested,’’
Soulemane, on his part, told NAN that while it was a good
match it was also a tough one with the weather not doing him justice.
In other matches, Fortune Joseph of Nigeria defeated Kamara
Mattu of Sierra Leone 6-0, 6-1, while Follygah Justine of Togo beat Nyaaba
Loius of Ghana 6-1, 6-4.
Nigeria’s Inyang Gabriel beat Ghanaian Quattara Mohammed
6-4, 4-6, 6-0, while Togo’s Alipoe Charles defeated Malian Traore Cheikne 6-2,
Also, Ibrahim Soulemane of Nigeria defeated Dosoo Michael
6-1, 6-2, while teammate Friday Gabriel equally beat Ekoume Check 6-0, 6-0.
Wemba Paul of Ghana defeated Ntomosso Bransy of Congo 6-1,
6-1, while Saminu Abubakar of Nigeria beat Asante Aron of Ghana 6-0, 6-4.
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