Lead Way will shock Team Tombim, Joseph Imeh boasts
Team Lead Way’s number one men’s singles player, Joseph Ubon Imeh, has warned that defending champions, Team Tombim from Abuja, are in for “a shocker” when they meet in this weekend’s decisive tie at the National Stadium Surulere today and tomorrow.
Imeh, who reached the second round of the Lagos Governors Satellite Tournament last week and is now ranked 1586 on the ATP Tour said: “We know that the winner of this tie will most likely emerge winner of the Blue Group and have the runner-up from the White Group in the semifinals. It is therefore, important for us to win.
“Tombim has Moses Michael, the national champion and Christian Paul and Sarah Adegoke who are top players, but we also have Monday Igbinovia, who can beat anyone on his day and Ronke Akingbade. We are stronger in the doubles and if we win the two doubles matches – men’s and mixed – we should win the tie.”
Besides the interesting matches lined up, the sponsors supported by soft drink giants, Coca-Cola, are providing snacks and refreshments for all spectators. There will also be raffle draws for state-of-the-art phones, tee shirts and other gift items between the matches.
“It is going to be an ideal picnic event for sports loving families and we are looking forward to a great atmosphere with very interesting matches. We expect the same atmosphere in Ilorin where Team Goshen is hosting Team Offikwu from Kaduna at the Kwara State Stadium,” Godwin Kienka, director of the International Tennis Academy, organisers of the League, said.
The matches in Lagos for today have been rescheduled to start at 11 am because of the “environmental sanitation” taking place all over the state.
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