Zenith Bank/Ikoyi Club tennis, swimming fiesta begins May 23
Zenith Bank’s intervention in the country’s sports development will swing to swimming and tennis at the Ikoyi Club 1938 this month.
The bank is one of the biggest sports promoters in the country, with projects in football and basketball among some of the nation’s biggest sports development efforts in recent times.
It has been the sole sponsor of the national women’s basketball league for close to two decades and has also been a partner with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for many years, staging youth U-15 competitions in various parts of the country.
Its Delta State Headmasters’ Cup and Delta State Principals’ Cup respectively have been at the forefront of the bid to revive grassroots football in the country.
On May 14, the bank will stage the Zenith Bank Swimming Championship at Ikoyi Club and on May 23, it will also stage a tennis tournament at the elite club.
Zenith Bank’s Group Managing Director, Ebenezer Onyeagwu, is excited that the bank’s sports progammes for the year are taking off.
Onyeagwu said: “We are always passionate about our various developmental programmes in the sports sector. There are events we stage in various social clubs to make the club members keep fit and also feel good just as we stage some youthful events in the clubs too to boost the knowledge of the children in sports.
“Other events are still coming up later this year after the swimming and tennis at Ikoyi Club. We are committed to raising future champions for Nigeria and to also make some stars in the senior level represent the country well at continental and global events like we are doing in national women’s basketball.”