The 12-man Nigerian team garnered 950 points at the ten-day tournaments which featured 111 players from 11 countries.
|The victorious Nigerian team after emerging tops at the recently-concluded tournament in Togo.|
Cote d’Ivoire, who finished second on 800 points, had threatened to dethrone Nigeria after Day 6 restricting the defending champions to one gold, one silver and one bronze but Nigeria had a strong finish to post another memorable outing at the tournament which serves as qualifiers for the African Junior Championships billed for South Africa in March.
|The Nigerian contingent and their counterparts in the tournament.|
All the tournaments will hold later in the year and this is also the first time Nigeria will be qualifying for all the tournaments from a single competition.
|The coaches in a joyous moment with one of their star players.|
Nigeria’s title hope was almost slipping off with the injury sustained by Marylove Edward which forced her to forfeit the girls’ 14 and under title to compatriot, Oyinlomo Quadri and more crucially, her withdrawal from the doubles which denied the country a significant number of points but the team still prove its superiority with half of its representatives securing their places in the AJC.
|Behold the West and Central African champions|
It also means Nigeria has the highest number of qualifiers from the CAT Zone 2.