14-year-old Mukhtar Andu has been given a wildcard for the Tombim Abuja Open, while the remaining slots are up for contention, according to tournament director, Ikani Agabi.
Andu competed at the Lagos Open in October last year, where he defeated Christian Paul to reach the second round in the second leg. The win saw him become the first player born in 2004 to win an ATP Point.
The youngster represented Nigeria at the Under-14 AJC qualifying events in Togo earlier in the season, and made quite an impression in the event.
The remainder of the wildcards will be played for on Saturday, 6 April, with Joseph Imeh, Sylvester Emmanuel, Henry Atseye, Gabriel Friday, John Dickson, Sunday Emmanuel, Tochukwu Ezeh, Mark Vejnovic of Sweden, Musa Mohammed, Abdolaziz Bationo of Ivory Coast and Emmanuel Idoko all in contention for the remaining slots.
The wildcard playoffs will get underway from 9:00am at the National Tennis Centre, Abuja.