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Foreign players battle Abuja weather

By Fidelis Ebu, Abuja
After recording two near major casualties in the first week of the African Junior Tennis Championship, the tournament Chief referee, Khaled Elsergany from Egypt has said that he has recommended that the subsequent meets should be played under the flood light. The Abuja hot weather is taking its toll on players.

“Though the weather is not within my control, we had a player from Egypt quickly taken to the hospital and another was put under intensive care because of the heat.

“I’ve subsequently recommended to the International Tennis Federation that such championship under such intense weather should be extended to about 5pm whereby some matches would be played under artificial light. Even myself I feel the heat, but there is nothing I can do”, the Egyptian referee said as he prepared the chart for the continental championship.

Remarkably, the combination of Hassan Ndayishimiye and Amadi Kangoma and from Burundi won the boys Under_16 doubles after beatingthe pair of Tunde Segodo and Kevin Zannou from Benin Republic 6/2, 3/6, 10/5.


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