ITTF West African championship begins in Lagos


The second version of the Worldwide Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Africa Western Field Championship would glean underway on Monday, November 1, at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall, Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.

The host, Nigeria, will slug it out with Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Benin Republic, Togo, and Liberia at the four-day championship.

The chairman of the Lagos Train Sports actions Price (LSSC) Sola Aiyepeku, said Lagos was prepared to host the tournament, but in compliance with COVID-19 protocols.

“We are capable of attain every thing to indicate our friends ‘Here’s Lagos’ by making sure you abilities your collect in Lagos and partake in an exhilarating hitch-free tournament.

“More importantly, making a veritable platform for our gamers in Africa to camouflage and improve their abilities will ride a lengthy technique to continue identifying, promoting, and getting prepared them for future competitions, past the continent,”Mr Aiyepeku said.

In retaining with the Secretary-General, ITTF Africa Western Field, Germain Karou, all was put for the championship as teams had all arrived while the venue was additionally put for the narrative tournament that would possibly maybe well perhaps value the return of competitive motion within the save.

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The Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) additionally said that the stage was put as Nigeria named junior tennis sensation, Samuel Boboye alongside Azeez Solanke, to spearhead Nigeria’s price at the championship.

It added that the nationwide feminine champion, Fatimo Bello, will in an analogous arrangement lead the ladies’s crew at the tournament.

The Files Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the boys’s singles defending champion, Oba Kizito, has flown in from Paris, to shield his title, while Ms Bello will additionally gape to chase away challenges from Ghana and others, in her quest to retract on to her Girls’s singles title.


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