The winning outing marked a glorious return of Nigeria to the international stage after a few years of absence due to financial challenges.
|One of the players during the tournament which was won by Team Nigeria in Abuja. Photo: Ewaoche Ameh.|
Adewale, a London 2012 Paralympian defeated Kenyan top seed, Peter Naveh 6-1, 6-0 while Omisore also got the better of Jane Ndenga of Kenya 6-3, 7-6 (3).
Former NTF president, Engr. Sani Ndanusa, who facilitated the tournament and also footed the bills of the players, pledged to ensure that Nigeria consolidates on the success recorded in the tournament stressing that the resounding success ensured Nigeria reclaimed its status as a leading force in the sport in Africa.
|Engr. Sani Ndanusa charging the Nigerian players up ahead of one of their matches during the competition. Photo: Ewaoche Ameh.|
He hinted that the players would be motivated to ensure they put up a similar display at the African Championship billed for Accra Ghana in February 2019.
The Nigerian team was represented by 10 male and five female players with all but Adewale and Yusuf making their debut in international tournament.