Sunday, January 19, 2014

I Want To Lift Nigeria Tennis –Pam


The African Under-16 women’s singles tennis champion, Elizabeth Pam, on Thursday said she was hopeful of putting Nigeria on the world tennis map soon.
She told the News Agency of Nigeria in an interview that this was why she was very happy to be representing her country.
NAN reports that Pam appeared for Nigeria at the African Junior Tennis Championship qualifiers holding in Abuja.
She defeated teammate Zainab Oladimeji 6-1, 6-0 to win the gold medal in the female U-16 finals.
Pam had earlier beaten Cote d’Ivoire’s Marie Angie 6-1, 6-2 in the semi-finals, while Oladimeji also defeated Amandine Kouadio of Cote d’Ivoire 6-1, 6-1.
The female under-16 champion, who is currently based in London, said she had always dreamt of representing her fatherland at the world stage.
“I am happy that my dream is gradually becoming a reality,” she said.
Pam however said she was looking forward to being like her role model, American Serena Williams, who is the highest-ranked female tennis player in the world.
“My goal is to be like Serena because I love the way she plays the game.
“She also started playing the game and winning a lot of Grand Slams at a young age and that is what I am looking forward to achieving too by the grace of God,” she said.
Also, coach of the Nigerian junior team, Ubale Mohammed, told NAN that with the support of governments, individuals and corporate bodies, Pam would undoubtedly achieve her goal.

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