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Mugabe To Face England's Cooper In ITF Pro Circuit

Englands Joe Cooper will stand in Duncan Mugabes way when the two players face off in the qualifiers of the 2018 ITF Uganda Pro Tennis Circuit on Saturday.
Duncan Mugabe in action during a previous match.
 

England's Joe Cooper will stand in Duncan Mugabe's way when the two players face off in the qualifiers of  the 2018 ITF Uganda Pro Tennis Circuit on Saturday.

The draws made on Friday by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) placed Uganda's top player Mugabe against the 31-year old Cooper.

Mugabe who was in February this year suspended for six months by the Uganda Tennis Association (UTA) not to feature for the country because of indiscipline reported arrived in the country on Thursday from USA.

Uganda's third best player Simon Peter Ayella face Ansu Bhuyam from India, while youngster  Paul Ssekandi takes on the 39-year old Germany player Felix Hutt.

The Circuit sanctioned by the ITF will have four Future events running from April 28th to May 28th at the Lugogo Tennis Club in Kampala.

Alvin Bagaya, the administrator at the Uganda Tennis Association (UTA) told URN that most foreign players have arrived and action starts on Saturday through to Sunday for the qualifiers.

India who will be led by Jayesh Pungliya, ranked 1085 in the world have registered  nine players, while Russia has eight and Uganda five.

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