By John Egbokhan
Life patron of the Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF), Chuka Momah, has expressed dismay over the dissolution of the tennis board by the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC).
The Executive Committee of the NOC, had last week in Lagos, wielded the big stick on the federation over claims that its President, Sani Ndanusa, was not properly elected when elections were held earlier in the year.
Ndanusa was also disqualified by the NOC on the grounds that he had not served the mandatory four years in the executive committee of the Confederation of African Tennis (CAT), a development dismissed by the continental tennis governing body, whose President, Tarak Cherif, last week, said that Ndanusa has been an executive committee member of the body from 2003 till date, hence, he is most qualified to vie for the NOC top job.
Reacting to the dissolution of the tennis board,, Momah, a former President of the NTF and CAT, said he was worried with the way the NOC has been meddling in the affairs of tennis federation.
â€œAs a life patron of the Nigeria Tennis Federation, I am deeply worried and dismayed at the dissolution of the board of my federation by the Nigeria Olympic Committee. I cannot watch and feel comfortable with the NOCâ€™s decision to stop my federation from partaking in national, continental and international programmes.
â€œWe have worked hard all our life to get the sport to the level where it has attained now and for anyone to now rule us out of our due gain, is most unacceptable. I am dismayed that people can go this far because of an election.”