Three Fulani kids, nicknamed the “almajiri boys” playing their first tournament surprised observers with victories in their opening round robin matches at the ongoing SNEPCo Junior Tennis

Adaeze Megbu of Delta-State returns the ball.
Adaeze Megbu of Delta-State returns the ball.

Championship taking place at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club.

Suleiman Ibrahim, playing in the 12 and under category beat Ojoye Qurwiyu 6-1 while Aliyu Sanni beat Usman Kushimo from Ogun State 6-2.

Two brothers, Saminu Abubarkar and Aliyu Abubarkar won their opening matches in the 14s and 12s respectively.

Saminu beat Emeka Chukwu of Lagos 6-3 while the younger Aliyu convincingly dispatched Opaogun Solomon of Ogun  State 6-0.


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