On Tuesday, Samuel Omoile, a Nigerian-Dubai-based Tennis Star, revealed that country’s tennis players did not have the required competition to make them attend the highest competition, the Grand Slam.
Omoile has stated this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos at the ongoing Sota Junior Tennis Championships.
He said: “My dream is to see that Nigerian players compete in the Grand Slam. With our population, we should have representation in the highest tennis tournament in the world.
“We have many youths who want to play, but don’t have the exposure in terms of competitions. We don’t have enough competition for tennis in this country.
“Playing in the Grand Slam likened to playing a World Cup, is realisable in the nearest time but we need to put our energy and resources into it.
“It is an investment that is worth it. If we invest, it will eventually pay off. We should get these kids playing and give them the necessary competition to grow.’’