The Nigerian team has left for Cape Verde ahead of the 2019 Africa Beach Games, which will get under way from 14 June – 23 June on the island of Sal in Cape Verde.

The event, which is the first of its kind on the continent, is a multi-sport event organised under the governance of the Association of National Olympics Committees of Africa (ANOCA), and will have representatives from all African countries competing in various beach games.

The games will involve participants from 54 African countries, and will involve 11 different sports, with a thousand athletes vying for medals.

In beach tennis, the nation’s charge will be led by Nigeria’s No.1 doubles players, Blessing Samuel and Christy Agugbom, with Abdulmumin Babalola as coach, from the 14th to 16th.

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Having camped in Lagos for 10 days, the beach tennis team departed for Cape Verde on Monday morning.

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The beach tennis team all smiles ahead of their trip.

This event serves as qualifier for the World Beach Games in San Diego, USA later this year.

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