Italy-based Olajide Omotayo will lead two other Nigerians to the 2017 ITTF Challenge Belgium Open which serves off on Tuesday, October 31.
Former international, Kazeem Nosiru and Dotun Aiyelumo, will also begin their campaigns in the group stage of the men’s singles of the tournament.
Omotayo has been drawn in Group two alongside Chinese Taipei’s Sun Chia-Hung and Germany’s Hohmeier Nils.
Nosiru, meanwhile, will battle Austria’s Chen Alexander and Iran’s Wahid Habibie in Group 24 while Aiyelumo will slug it out with Russia’s Ivonin Denis and Netherlands’ Oostwouder Ewout in Ggroup 37.
The top player in each group is expected to advance to the knockout stage of the men’s singles. Other African teams on duty are Algeria and Egypt.
In the men’s doubles, Omotayo will partner Romania’s Cazacu Alexandru, while Nosiru and Aiyelumo will team up.
Portugal’s Tiago Apolonia is the top seed followed by Germany’s Ricardo Walther and Sharath Kamal Achanta, also from India.