N12m Up For Grabs At Lagos Governor's Cup


About N12m ($80,000) has been earmarked as the total prize money for winners in the 11th Governor’s Cup Lagos Championship which will hold from 14-30 October at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Court, Onikan

A breakdown of the prize money shows that the winner in the Women’s Singles of the ITF-approved tourney, sponsored by Etisalat and FCMB, will take home N7.5m ($50,000), while the men’s winner will cart away N4.5m ($30,000).

Briefing the press yesterday in Lagos, the Chairman of the Local Organisng Committee, LOC, Chief Pius Akinyelure commended the two major sponsors and other co-sponsors for their support.

“The Governor’s Cup is the longest running ITF tournament in Nigeria. It gives out the highest prize money in the whole of Africa; parts of Europe, South America and the Oceanic for tourneys in this category. The achievement since inception has made it the pride of Nigeria and indeed the African continent,” he said.

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The two major sponsors, Etisalat and FCMB reiterated their commitment to the sponsorship of the competition.

“We are proud to associate with the LOC of this tournament,” said Mr. Enitan Demiloye, Director, Brand and Communications of Etisalat. “We believe the relationship will help to develop the game and further strengthen our social responsibility to the Nigerian society,” he said.

—Olusegun Abidoye