Table tennis players
Two Nigerian cadet table tennis players have picked the slots allotted to the West African sub region for the Olympic Solidarity Scholarships by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).
Ahmed Osinbanjo of Oyo State and Tosin Oribamishe of Ekiti State were the stars of the U-13 male and female categories at the just concluded Hope 2013 West African Age-group Zone 3 Championship in Abidjan , Cote d’Ivoire.
President of the Nigerian Table Tennis Federation Hon. Kayode Abdulwahab-Omotose disclosed Tuesday that he was very happy with the performance of the Nigerian team to the championships which took place in Ivorian capital.
“It was an all Nigerian final in both the male and female categories.
While Osinbanjo defeated Abayomi Martins, Oribamishe also had the upper hand in the contest with Eniola Blessing.
In the U-18 boys, Jide Omotayo defeated Kehinde Awobajo also in an all Nigerian final.
“While our players took part in only three events out of nine staged at the competition due to late arrival ,we won all that we took part in, including the only two ITTF scholarships slot on offer,” observed the NTTF president.
Hon. Abdulwahab-Omotose stated that the result shows a fulfilment of the thrust of the board to bring up new set of players who will graduate to the senior level and give good account of the country in the continent.