Round-robin action at the Zenith Bank NextGen Masters has come to its final day in Lagos. While some of the youngsters have booked their spots in the semifinals, others will have to slug it out today to seal progress.
In Group B of the girls category, Toyosi Adeusi and Jumai Mohammed, having won one match each will go head-to-head, with a place in the semifinals on the line. Still in the same group, Omolade Aderemi, the CBN Junior Girls Under-16 champion, will take on the Chevron Junior Girls Under-16 champ, Rebecca Ekpeyong, who’s already out after two defeats, in a bid to secure top spot in the group.
In Group A, SNEPCo Futures Girls Under-16 champion, Omolayo Bamidele and Favour Moses will go head-to-head to determine who finishes top of the group- that will be a repeat of last month’s SNEPCo Futures Girls Under-16 final- while Chidinma Ezeh and Destiny Okhinaye, who are both out, will take on each other in a positional contest.
In the boys field now, Musa Mohammed, who has won both his matches so far, will need to beat Michael Osewa to clinch the top spot in Group B and secure automatic passage into the semifinals. However, should Osewa win, he could qualify.
Still in the same group, Emmanuel Jebutu also, could qualify if he beats Michael Ayoola, who’s already out. Both Osewa and Jebutu have won one match each. A very interesting contest awaits here.
In Group A, defending champion, Phillip Abayomi and last year’s beaten finalist, Godsgift Timibra will square off in a repeat of last year’s final to determine who finishes top of the group. Elsewhere, Tochukwu Ezeh and Sani Musa, both of whom are already out, will face off for a positional finish.
Matches are live from the National Tennis Centre in Surulere, Lagos from 9:00am on Thursday.