Nigeria Tennis Federation has announced that Nigeria would be competing for the first time in the premier international team event in women’s tennis, the Billie Jean King Cup by BNP Paribas — formerly known as the Fed Cup.
According to reports, Nigeria would join 26 other nations to play in the Europe/Africa Group III, from the 15th to the 19th of June 2021 for a chance to be one of two teams to be promoted to Europe/Africa Group II.
The nations include Algeria, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia Herzegovina, Botswana, Congo, Cyprus, Ghana, Iceland, Ireland, Kenya, Kosovo, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malta, Mauritius, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Norway, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe.
While the paying formats due to the large participants is yet to be the announced, the competitions would take place on the Indoor Hard Courts of the SEB Arena in Vilnius, Lithuania
Ifedayo Akindoju, who is the president of Nigeria Tennis Federation said, Nigeria contingent would do more than just competing.
““Nigeria will not just be going there to compete, but our Ladies will be going there with the aim of getting promoted.”