VCN promises bigger wheelchair tennis tourney in November
By Francis Ajuonuma, Lagos
Impressed by the huge success and performance of players at the 1st VCN Wheelchair Tennis Tournament which ended on Friday in Lagos, the management of VCN Sports Limited has promised to bankroll another tournament come November 2018.
The Chief Executive Officer/Chaorman of the company, Chief Victor Nwaribeaku, who gave the assurance at the final of the 1st VCN Wheelchair Tennis Tournament held at the Tennis Complex of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, said he was thrilled and motivated by yearning of the special athlete to compete in more competition in the country.
“VCN is about touching the lives of the less privileged in our society. It’s our corporate social responsibility to inspire special athletes in every genuine venture. Let’s encourage these athletes to be the best wheelchair tennis players in the world.
“This dream can only be realized through getting them involved in such tournaments regularly. The second VCN Wheelchair Championship would hold in November, 2018” declared Nwaribeaku as he handed cash prizes to over 75 special athletes that featured, beside prizes for the finalists.
An exciting Wheelchair Tennis action was witnessed as number 2 seed; Alex Adewale stunned number 1 seed, Wasiu Yusuf 6/2, 6/4 to emerge champion in the men’s category.
In the women’s final, number 1 seed, Kafayat Omisore out-played number 2 seed, Tosin Daudu 6/2, 6/1 to emerge champion, while Kershim Mende out-stroked Are Adebayo 6/2, 6/1 in the Quad category.