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Ambode, sports minister for Lagos Governor’s Cup Tennis final



Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode

TWO weeks of tennis action will end tomorrow with the Governor of Lagos, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalung gracing the closing ceremony of the 15th Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship.

The finals of Futures 4 (men and women’s singles) will be played at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan with the women’s final coming up by 1pm, followed immediately with the men’s final.

Governor Ambode, who is the chief host and the Special Guest of Honour will lead other members of Lagos State Executive Council to the closing ceremony and final matches of the Governor’s Cup Tennis, the first to be staged since he assumed office.

The Governor’s Cup, since inception from the tenure of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has been a tournament organised to celebrate the sitting governor of Lagos State.

Governor Ambode on assumption of office had agreed to sustain the ITF approved tournament.

Other guests expected at the final ceremony include the President of Nigeria Tennis Federation, Engr. Sani Ndanusa and his board members, President of Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Barrister Rotimi Edu and members of the club, officials of sponsor company, LASACO and others, school children and other tennis pundits.

The International Tennis Federation, ITF, pro circuit is played for two weeks with this year’s Futures 3 won by Aldin Setkic from Bosnia (Men’s Singles) and 17-year-old Tessah Andrianjafitrimo from France (Women).

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