Team Nigeria had a fine outing at the African Junior Championship Finals qualifiers for Under-12 in Cotonou, Benin Republic last week. The team, split into the boys and girls categories, registered impressive performances.
Despite coming up short in their bid to seal qualification to the AJC Finals billed to hold in September, the boys finished in third place behind the Ghanaian boys’ team and the Beninese, while the girls, led by Salamatu Haruna, Niniola Ajulo, and Imole Afolabi, bowed out in 5th in their own category.
Here are some of the best pictures from the trophy presentation at the Tennis Club de l’Amitié in Cotonou.
The boys alongside their Coach, Abdulmumuni Babalola (extreme left) awaiting their medals.
The boys being donned with their medals.
The coach and the boys strike a pose with their trophy and medals alongside an official.
Seun Ogunshakin, who didn’t lose a singles match for Nigeria all through the tournament, poses with the third-place trophy.
Mohammed Idris, who had a fruitful partnership with Ogunshakin in the doubles, poses with the trophy.
Precious Ikeuba all smiles! The 11-year-old played no small role in Nigeria’s impressive run.
Coach Abdulmumin Babalola beams as he shows off his medal.
The boys’ team
The entire team pose for a photo together.
The Nigerian team (L), the Ghanaian team (M), and the Beninese team in a group photo.
The Ghanaian team, the Beninese team, and the Nigerian team, with the coaches and their trophies.