Oil and gas company, Rainoil Limited, has pledged a $90,000 sponsorship to rising Nigerian tennis player, Sylvester Emmanuel.
The deal, which is in tripartite of$30,000, is renewable for three consecutive years under the management of the Political Adviser, Embassy of Switzerland in Abuja to Nigeria, Chad and Niger, Pascal Holliger.
The sponsorship will see Emmanuel moving to a tennis academy in Barcelona, Spain, for training and tournaments.
Holliger said the sponsorship would provide an opportunity for the player to achieve his dream of being among the top 200 players in world tennis in the next three years.
The Group Managing Director, Rainoil Limited, Gabriel Ogbechie, stated, “I have watched him play and I am amazed at his talent at such a young age. It is our desire that Sylvester gets the right opportunity to achieve his potential. I have always dreamt of seeing a Nigerian compete at the highest level on the international stage and Sylvester has a proven track record of dedication and the skill it takes to succeed, hence our resolve to use our resources to support him.”Punch