2014 will see the return of high level PSA World Tour competition to Nigeria for the first time since 2008, when the 2014 Lagos International Squash Classic, a PSA International 25 event, gets underway in Lagos, Nigeria on November 5.
The last PSA World Tour event to be held in the country dubbed the ‘Giant of Africa’, due to its position as the seventh most populous country in the world, was the 2008 Africa Open won by current SquashTV presenter Joey Barrington and the 2014 event is set to see further high profile names compete for honours in the African powerhouse.
“It is fantastic to see high level international competition returning to Nigeria and the enthusiasm and passion for the sport which is so evident among the tournament organisers is great to see,” said PSA CEO Alex Gough.
Chairman of the 2014 Lagos International Squash Classic, Sanya Akindele said: “We’re delighted to be working together with the PSA to see top class squash return to the country and to see some of the biggest names in squash coming to Nigeria.
“We are very excited to be hosting the Lagos International Squash Classic in 2014 and we are looking forward to what promises to be an exciting week of competition and I hope that it will help boost the popularity of the sport within Nigeria.”