National Youth Games

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State coaches reflect on their team’s performance at National Youth Games

The National Youth Games came to a close on Monday, 16 September in Kwara State’s capital, Ilorin. There were, as usual, plenty of impressive performances from the youngsters who competed for top honours in tennis. With hostilities now over, some of the coaches have reflected on their team’s performances. Ekiti State clinched 1 Gold and […]
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National Youth Games: Canice Abua beats David Ekpeyong to clinch Gold for Kogi State

Canice Abua of Kogi State emerged winner in the boys’ singles category at the National Youth Games in Ilorin, following a fine straight-sets victory over David Ekpeyong of Akwa Ibom State. Abua, the No. 16 seed at the Games, produced a solid performance to beat Ekpeyong 6-4, 6-3 and clinch Gold. Akwa Ibom captured Silver […]
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National Youth Games: FCT clinch Gold in mixed doubles

FCT clinched Gold in the mixed doubles event at the National Youth Games in Ilorin, after Suleiman Ibrahim and Esther Azi combined impressively to cruise through the draw and into the final, where they made light work of Akwa Ibom’s David Ekpeyong and Mary Udoffa, 4-1, 4-1, to emerge victorious. Ibrahim and Azi, the top […]
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National Youth Games: Kogi, Akwa Ibom States power into final

Canice Abua of Kogi State and David Ekpeyong of Akwa Ibom powered into the boys’ singles final at the National Youth Games in Ilorin on Saturday. Abua, seeded 16th, produced a brilliant performance to dismiss Oyo State’s Mubarak Ganiyu, who’s seeded No. 3, 6-1, 6-3 in the semifinals at the tennis courts of the University […]
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National Youth Games: Akwa Ibom’s Ekpeyong, Canice Abua of Kogi State reach semifinals

Action continued in the boys and girls singles category at the National Youth Games in Ilorin on Friday, with David Ekpeyong of Akwa Ibom and Kogi State’s Canice Abua among those who reached the semifinals in the boys event. Ekpeyong had stunned top seed, Suleiman Ibrahim of FCT in three sets to move into the […]
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National Youth Games: Ibrahim, Ogunsakin, Udoffa ease into quarter-finals in Ilorin

Following the suspension of matches at the National Youth Games in Ilorin on Wednesday due to rain, main draw action finally got underway on Thursday, with a host of youngsters knee deep in first, second and third round action at the tennis courts of the University of Ilorin. Top seed, Suleiman Ibrahim of FCT, who […]
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2019 National Youth Games: Suleiman Ibrahim, Esther Azi headline main draw action in Ilorin

The 5th edition of the National Youth Games got underway on September 10 in Ilorin, Kwara State. Tennis action, however, was to serve off on Wednesday, 11th, but rain caused matches to be suspended. Action begins today, Thursday. Suleiman Ibrahim of FCT, Daniel Adeleye of Ekiti, Ganiyu Mubarak of Oyo, all of whom are seeded […]
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5th National Youth Games prepares to kick off in Kwara

The 5th edition of the National Youth Games will hold in Kwara’s capital, Ilorin, from the September 7 – September 17. The Games, which has an aim to discover, nurture and develop athletes from grassroots to stardom, will see all no fewer than 6000 athletes from the 36 States compete for top honours in 36 […]