German kitchen appliance brand Kaiser is set to kick off it’s much anticipated friendly tennis event today 10th September 2020 at the Open Court Tennis Center in Sakumono.
The competition is set to feature the Managing Director (MD) of Kaiser West Africa Limited, Nikita Loginov as well as some of Ghana’s best tennis players including the country’s No.1 seed Johnson Acquah, former African Games gold medalist Benjamin Fumi, former captain of the Golden Rackets, Japheth Bagerbaseh, Agaasi Tormegah, Pascal Ziyab, Reginald Okantey and Felix Hammond.
Speaking about the event MD of Kaiser West Africa Limited, Nikita Loginov said “I have always been an avid player and supporter of tennis ever since I was a kid. My parents got me very early into the game…it was actually always my dream to become a professional tennis player but I never made it, business was my fate.”
“So when I came to Ghana I saw that you could play with the top players and that is what really motivated me and ultimately that is what gave me the inspiration to create the tournament,” Nikita concluded
Ghana Tennis Federation (GTF) President, Isaac Duah, has also praised the German brand for coming on board to aid the Ghanaian players saying “We are also grateful to the Kaiser brand for coming on board to support our guys again, they are really doing the work of Ghana tennis, making sure the guys are in shape and we hope that by the end of this month the ban on competitions will be lifted.”
Kaiser is a German kitchen appliance brand which started its operations back in 1995 in Berlin, Germany is one of the biggest kitchen appliances companies in Europe and we spoke to MD of Kaiser West Africa Limited, Nikita Loginov, to find out how the came to be present in Ghana.
“We opened the company in December 2014, so the reason why we came to Ghana is because we had an opportunity with my ex-business partner to come and invest here. It was a very and very interesting market, developing economy with a lot of opportunities and we got the exclusivity from the German side, Kaiser in Berlin and we ultimately started business here”
“We [Kaiser Ghana] have a lot of ranges that is what we are known for, we don’t just have 3 products we have 200 different products. We have many different styles, designs, colours, ranges so we are known for product depth and that is ultimately our forte” He further stated
Speaking about the future the MD of Kaiser West Africa Limited revealed he has plans to hold a more competitive tournament early next year “I would like to focus on tennis since that is where my heart is, that is where my interest is and my knowledge. So, obviously I would like to do more tennis tournaments, I would like to create more winners in Ghana for tennis.”
“I think from January we will hopefully do another tournament, this year there is probably not enough time for us to do but next year January – February we will do a bigger tournament, a more serious tournament, this [Kaiser Tennis Showdown] is just a showdown. We will do a proper tournament next year.”
by Leroy Hawkson|TalksAfrica.com