Lagos Lawn tennis club honours Ladipo
By; Ayo Ojedokun, Lagos.
As part of activities marking the 120 years of its formation as well as the 30th edition of its annual Gala Nite, the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club has bestowed an honorary member award on the President General of Nigeria Football and other Sports Supporters Club, Dr. Rafiu Ladipo.
President of the club, Barrister Rotimi Edu told our correspondent that the award is in recognition of the numerous contributions made by Ladipo to the development of sports in the country urging him not to relent on his efforts at supporting the national teams whenever they are playing in various continents of the World.
“The role the Supporters Club plays in ensuring that the national teams win their matches cannot be quantified. These are men and women who go out of their way to raise money and follow the national teams to wherever they are going and it is important we recognize one single individual who is behind the success of the club.”
Edu while commending Supporters Club for their patriotism noted that he will be delighted to see the club display whenever there is a tennis championship as that will help the growth of the game in the country.
Speaking on the award, Ladipo noted that he was delighted to be found worthy by the prestigious club to be honoured even as he pledged that the cordial relationship existing between the two clubs will be strengthened.
A total of eight eminent Nigerians were honoured by the club which is the premier tennis club in the country.