Nigerian tennis player killed by police for burial Friday


Taiwo Adelu

The remains of Beauty McLeod, mother of Nigerian tennis junior champions, Angel, will be laid to rest Friday at Ogbunka Town, Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State, eastern Nigeria.
The 37-year-old, who was also an active tennis player, was killed last October in Lagos, western Nigeria, during an altercation with a mobile policeman attached to a hotel where she lodged on Victoria Island.
A member of the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan, Beauty relocated to Nigeria from Dubai in 2014 and was preparing for the 2015 edition of the Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship among other domestic tournaments before the tragic incident.
Her last major tournament was in May last year when she featured in the CBN Open in Lagos.
President of Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF), Engr. Sani Ndanusa in a tribute eulogised the deceased for the great role she played in the blossoming career of her daughter, who has been identified by experts as a global star prospect.
“It’s very clear to all that she (Beauty) wanted her daughter to succeed as a tennis player. She laid a very good foundation by making sure that she provided everything Angel needs both in material and human support.
“Beauty had been a reference point of how a parent-child synergy helps bring the best out of kids’ talent in sports. She sponsored her daughter to tournaments within and outside the country. She also travelled with her everywhere just to give her the psychological support for her to excel,” said Ndanusa, former Nigerian Sports Minister.
Ndanusa, who was also a former President of Nigerian Olympics Committee (NOC), pledged that the federation will strive to make sure that Beauty’s daughter, Angel attained a professional status in the coming years to fulfill her mum’s dream.
“The first step that we have taken is to send her to the ITF …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper