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Ubale, alongside five players, are scheduled to arrive the South African capital in the early hours of Thursday from Lagos, but despite the absence of team captain, Oyinlomo Barakat Quadri, as a result of injury, the coach is keen to see Nigeria match its best outing at the tournament featuring over 100 players from about 30 countries

However, there was a big blow for the team, which topped the overall medals table at the Zonal Championship held in January in Lome, Togo, with star player, Oyinlomo Quadri, forced out of the week-long tournament due to injury sustained in a tournament in Morocco on Thursday

According to the ITF, the three Nigerians were selected for the championship, which will see the top players bagging grants to feature in international tournaments in 2017, due to their impressive performances in ITF/CAT organised tournaments this year

Osewa was selected for the five-week programme alongside three others from Seychelles, South Africa and Kenya following his impressive performance at the CAT/ITF African Junior Championship in Pretoria, South Africa in March but was stunned as his application was turned down with the embassy claiming that his documents were forged

Osewa went into the match as the favourite having triumphed 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 in the most recent meetings between the two players, which was at the Top 8 African Junior Masters held in Casablanca, Morocco last November, but it was his opponent from the Indian Ocean Island that carried the day.