Official Launch of NCC Tennis Cup 2016
The launch of the 2016 Edition of the NCC Tennis Cup held at the Ikoyi Club1938 on July 14, 2016. The NCC Tennis cup is a nationwide tennis league that promotes healthy competition in the game of lawn Tennis across the country. In this speech, the EVC-NCC, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta stated that investments in Sports will help our youths to become world class players which enables them to create wealth for the nation. The Commission aims to positively engage tennis Players and provide a platform for them to excel. The EVC was represented by Mrs. Iyabode Sholanke-Director, Special Duties (NCC).
The Minister of Youths & Sports, Barr. Solomon Dalung in his remarks thanked the Commission for investing in the game of lawn tennis in Nigeria. In his words “let us invest in Youth development so that we can save tomorrow". Ten teams participate in the tournament compared to eight teams of the 2015 edition. The groups were divided into Blue and White Group representing the brand colours of the NCC. The winning team will go home with Seven Million Naira, Runner-up team-Five Million Naira, third place Team-Three Million Naira and fourth place team.
(L-R: Mr.Kehinde Oladipo - Head of Administration(NCC); Mr. Godwin Kienka- Director International Tennis Academy; Barr. Solomon Dalung - Minister of Youths & Sports; Mrs. Iyabode Sholanke - Director, Special Duties (NCC).
Barr. Solomon Dalung - Minister of Youths & Sports