C/River Honours Etubom Charles Ekpo Duke With Tennis Game


By; MUSA KUTAMA, Calabar.
Cross River State Sport Commission has organize a four day Tennis primary and secondary schools  experimental completion drive from Calabar metropolis to honour Etubom Charles Ekpo Duke, for his immense  contribution to the state and nation at large toward sports and sporting activities.
Briefing journalists Wednesday in his office, chairman Cross River State Sports Commission Senator Orok Out Duke said the gesture is to honour the  veteran who excelled in sports.
Sen. Orok Duke said token of cash to the tune of 150 thausand naira was billed for the categories that came first second and the third position adding that close to twenty five schools registered for the competition Duke said he was optimistic that at the end of both competitions new talents would be discovered and groomed to participate in national and international competitions.
Speaking on a broader perspective as it affects other sports, Duke solicited support from corporate organisations and individuals for the development of sports in the state.
“We intend to use the  competition to discover new sports talents in the state and groom them for national, continental and international glories” he stressed.
He promised that by next year the competition would be extended to other crannies of the state; “by next year we hope to extend it to northern, central and southern senatorial district”.
Responding, Etubom Charles Ekpo Duke noted that he represented Cross River and Nigeria in different sports in which tennis was the game that made him famous and exalted him to higher position. Heh traced his sporting activities since 1962-1964.
He express delight for the competition organized in his honour. Highlights of the events includes presentation of tennis kits and balls.


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