3 March 2018. Burma Camp Tennis Club (BCTC) on Saturday 3 March, 2018 won the Bi-Annual Independence Day Friendly tennis tournament against Ibrahim Babangida (IBB) Tennis Section-Abuja, Nigeria held at Burma Camp Tennis Court.
The tournament which was aimed at strengthening the esprit de corps between Senior Military Officers and their Civilian Counterparts in Ghana and Nigeria brought together players from both countries including military officers and civilians.
In his remarks, the President of BCTC, Air Commodore Augustine Appiah welcomed the IBBTS team to Ghana and assured them of ultimate hospitality from the people of Ghana.
He further stated that the Bi-Annual Tournament was seen more of a reunion and networking for both countries rather than a competition and urged members of the club to take full advantage of that. “We have gone past tournament, it’s a reunion,” he added.
He used the occasion to commend his immediate predecessor, AVM Sakib Kadri and the sponsors for their unflinching support for the club and also acknowledged club members who had lost their lives for the past years.
The President, IBB International Golf and Country Club, Tennis Section-Abuja, Nigeria, Senator Emmanuel Anosike thanked BCTC on behalf of the team for hosting them and also emphasized that the good relationship between both clubs was growing widely hence, the need to be grateful.
He also used the occasion to announce his pending end of tenure as the club’s president for IBBTS and assured members of both clubs that the bond between them would be perpetual.
In the Men’s Category, BCTC won the Singles Fixtures by 5-2 and also won all three fixtures in the Doubles. IBBTS women however showed a lot of skills to overcome their BCTC counterparts to win the Women’s Singles Category.
BCTC again won the Mixed Double Category to put the icing on the cake in a gallantry performance.
At the ceremony was the former Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Air Marshal Sampson Oje (Rtd), Senior Officers, Military Men, Civilian Employees, Family and Friends.