Nigeria To Host 2024 Davis Cup In Abuja


Nigeria tennis players will not lack home support in the 2024 Davis Cup Africa Group II qualifying rounds after the country secured rights to host the event.

The tennis players qualified for Group III of the Davis Cup alongside Ghana, following a superb run in Kigali, Rwanda, in 2023.

The Nigerian quintet of David Ekpenyong, Uche Oparaoji, Wilson Igbinovia, Peter Lawal and Christopher Bulus, guided by Coach Benson Ishicheli, were at their imperious best in Rwanda, where they sealed qualification to Group III.

Going by the hosting right confirmation, qualification for Group II will be staged in the country’s capital, Abuja after the bid to host the event was submitted early this year.

The president, Nigeria Tennis Federation Engr. Ifedayo Akindoju said: “Yes, 15th July.”

An indication that Nigeria will be hosting the event from 15 July 2024.

Also confirming the news was the Secretary General of the Federation, Makpa Aliyu, who noted that it has now been made official by the ITF via a letter sent to the national body.

He said: “Yes, I can now confirm to you that Nigeria will be hosting the Davis Cup Group III qualifier this year.

“I have the letter sent by the ITF with me and I can confirm it to you, officially, that we are preparing to host the other nations.”