Nigeria’s best female squash player, Yemisi Olatunji, has spoken following her career-best achievement of 146 on the PSA World Tour rankings.
As reported on Saturday by Concise News, prior to the last players’ rankings revealed February 1st by the world squash governing body, Professional Squash Association (PSA), Yemisi’s best placement was 148.
The February ranking saw Olatunji Sr. leap two places.
Speaking exclusively to Concise News, Olatunji says she still believes she will end the current season strongly.
“I’m glad seeing the new rankings. It is part of the enormous hard work that I put in last season,” she said.
“Despite the fact that I have not started playing this new season, I believe the season will end well for me and I am strong for the season.”
Olatunji aspires to be in the world rankings in tens. That target seems herculean considering the national and West Africa best is yet to feature in any top PSA World Tour event since the start of the season.
However, Olatunji Sr. is not discouraged.
“Seeing myself in the top tens is not going to be a day’s job or a season-tour. Not featuring this season does not mean I am losing hope,” the 24-year-old added.
“Importantly, I am still pleading with the government, corporate bodies and squash philanthropists to give the game of squash attention. Sponsorship (of the players) is necessary in order to keep the flag of Nigeria flying.”