July 9, 2012 – Wheelchair Tennis Players On Tour Of Korea
National Wheelchair Tennis Coach, Frank Termena has revealed that the country’s team are due to embark on tour of Korea, saying that the players are to get new facilities to train ahead of the Paralympic Games.
Frank, who made this disclosure to P.M.Sports from the team’s training camp in Abuja, said that the players will be better of after their trip to South Korea next week.
“We’ve been in camp for sometime now with two players; Alex Adewale and Wasiu Yusuf and they have been through serious physical drilling to prepare them for the task ahead,” he stated.
“The ministry has asked us to submit our request for a successful event and this we have done. So, we’re expecting the modern day wheelchair and other facilities to make this trip a huge success.”
“The players will also be exposed in South Korea in the coming weeks, where they’ll be tested before the Paralympics” Frank said.
The 2012 Paralympics will kick off early September and Nigeria will be represented in wheelchair tennis amongst other sports.
The tennis coach praised his players for making it to the quarter-final stage of the World Team Cup, staged in Korea few weeks ago, stressing that Nigeria achieved a feat which no Afrcican side had ever achieved.
“Out of twenty-eight countries that participated in the tournament, we were among the top eight in the tournament. That was good enough to make anyone happy because it was a wonderful performance by an African team.
“Even the more experienced South African team did not achieve that feat despite the fact that they are veterans of the competition.”