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CBN Senior Open Tennis Championship Kicks Off Today

20 June 2019 News Sport

All is now set for the 41st edition of the CBN Senior Open Tennis Championship today at the Moshood Abiola Stadium Package B.

Briefing newsmen in Abuja, the Director Corporate Communication, Central Bank Of Nigeria, Mr. Isaac Okorafor, said the Championship was hosted in abuja for the First time last year to commemorate the 40th edition of the championship.

According to him, the huge success of the 2018 edition prompted the apex bank to approve this year’s event to be hosted again in Abuja.

He said the Championship was organised annually to discover emerging Tennis talents that could represent the country at major competitions in Africa and beyond such as The Davis cup and the All African Games.

Mr Okorafor also added that the competition was used to encourage and develop sports amongst youths and the physically challenged in the country.

He further called on tennis lovers in the Federal Capital Territory and it’s environs to come out and witness a beautiful competition.

Prize money for winners in this year’s edition is #700,000.00 for the winners in both men’s and ladies singles While Runners-up in both male and female categories will go home with #500,000.00 each.

The Championship is scheduled to hold in Abuja from June 20 to June 29, 2019

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