The 2022 edition of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)-sponsored Senior Open Tennis Championship will serve off on Friday, May 13, at the Tennis Complex of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.
At the press briefing which was held yesterday in Abuja to herald the major sporting event, the Director, Corporate Communication Department, CBN, Mr. Osita Nwanisobi, disclosed that the finals of the tournament played on hard court, will be decided on Saturday, May 21, 2022.
While reiterating the bank’s commitment to the tournament which it has sponsored for 44 years, Nwanisobi cited the names of past winners of the competition who had gone ahead to do exploits in international circuits.
He noted that the objective of the Senior Open tennis championship remained to create a platform for the discovery, harnessing and grooming of young talents to represent Nigeria at various international tennis competitions.
While also highlighting the role of the youth in nation building, he said the CBN was committed to empowering the Nigerian youth through its various interventions.
Nwanisobi, therefore, urged the youth in the country to take advantage of the intervention programmes in the bouquet of the Bank.
The representative of the CBN governor also tasked the players to grab the opportunity provided by the apex bank to showcase their talents for the world to see.