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Nigeria: LSG to give N12 Million prze for Governor’s Cup

A total sum of N12million ($80,000) prize money has been earmarked for this year’s tournament tourney holding at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club from October 15.

The Lagos State Government has described the Governor’s Cup as an international tennis tournament for budding talents.

“The Governor’s Cup is not organised just because we want Nigerian players to win it. How many times has an American won the US Open? The same thing goes for the Wimbledon Open in England as well as the French Open,” said Prince Wale Oladunjoye, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Babatunde Fashola on Grassroots Sports Development.

He added: “The only advice I can give the local players is that they should prepare very well so that they will be serious contenders for the prize money at stake in the tourney. I will also tell parents that they need to look for sponsors for these players so that they too can play circuits around the world”.