Adegoke defeated Ghana’s Kate Coleman 6-1, 6-0 in the finals of the women category whiles Michael Moses also defeated Ghana’s number two seed Wisdom Na-Adjrago 7-5, 6-2.
Adegoke received a trophy with products from the sponsors and a cash prize of $500 whiles Moses also pocketed $1,000. The duo were presented with tennis shoes from bambolat, a racket each and products from Twellium Industrial Company.
The runners up Coleman and Na-Adjrago walked away with 600 USD and 200 USD respectively and products from the sponsors.
Moses told the GNA Sports that “winning this tournament was my top priority, I did not take the tournament for granted and like I do in other tournaments, I was hungry to win. This is a good competition and the organisers should continue the initiative’’.
Group Chairman of McDan Shipping and Logistics, Dr. Daniel McCauley commended the players for participating in the competition and wished them well in future events.
He said supporting the growth and development of tennis was part of his company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) hence the support for the past three years.
McCauley assured the Ghana Tennis Federation (GTF) of his outfit’s continuous support and urged the Ghanaian players to do their best in the next edition.
The Head of Sales and Marketing of McDan, Obodai Sai, said the vision of the company is for tennis to be a popular sport in the country and that his Chairman is very passionate about tennis and strives to make tennis the most supported in the country with or without government’s support.
He said the competition was successful with an increase in the number of participants as well as fans at the stadium, and that, inviting the foreign tennis players showed that the Ghanaians players needs more exposure and training to compete at the international front.
‘‘The locals have been playing here and winning but bringing in the foreigners had revealed that the local players need to put in more.
‘‘I think this year competition was competitive and a tough challenge for the local tennis players, but I believe they will improve as they have promised McDan to win the next edition’’.
The competition drew about 120 participants from Nigeria, Togo, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast and the host country.