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    ITTF lists Nigeria Open, confirms date for tournament

ITTF lists Nigeria Open, confirms date for tournament

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has included Nigeria Open in its Challenge Series calendar.The international tennis body has also confirmed the date for the championships holding at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.Nigeria Open remains the highest prize-money tournament among the ITTF Challenge Series with a purse of $46,000.Algeria’s Mounir Bessah has been named as the competition [...]

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    INTERVIEW: Young table tennis players at risk of dumping the sport, says Oshodi

INTERVIEW: Young table tennis players at risk of dumping the sport, says Oshodi

Wahid Oshodi, president of Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF), is passionate about youth development. His interest in the sport and the youths in particular, has seen him sponsor series of junior programmes for table tennis players across the country.Against the backdrop of Nigeria's absence at the ITTF African Junior Championships, Oshodi says that sustained funding is required to support the development of [...]

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    Quadri, Oshonaike lead Nigeria to ITTF World Championships

Quadri, Oshonaike lead Nigeria to ITTF World Championships

The Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) has named a strong team for the ITTF World Championships holding in Dusseldorf, Germany, from May 29 to June 5.Africa’s highest ranked player, Aruna Quadri, and seven-time Olympian Segun Toriola will lead the men’s team while African champion, Olufunke Oshonaike, will head the women’s team.Italy-based Olajide Omotayo will be making his debut at the [...]

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    ITTF African Junior Championship: Players beg Dalung to resolve funding issue

ITTF African Junior Championship: Players beg Dalung to resolve funding issue

Nigerian representatives for the ITTF African Junior Championships have appealed to sports minister, Solomon Dalung, to intervene in the issue of funding for the games.The tournament is holding in Tunis, Tunisia, from April 9 to 15 but the players are uncertain over their attendance as funding and logistics are yet to be settled.But Nneka Anibeze, SA media to the minister of [...]

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    Funding threatens Nigeria’s participation in ITTF African junior championship

Funding threatens Nigeria’s participation in ITTF African junior championship

There are strong indications that the Nigerian team may not make it to the 2017 ITTF African Junior Championship over a paucity of funds.The ministry of youth and sports, TheCable learned, has approved funds for the trip but its late release may hinder the Nigerian contingent's trip.With less than five days to the tournament which begins April 9 in Tunis, the [...]

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    Nigeria unveils team for ITTF African Junior Championship

Nigeria unveils team for ITTF African Junior Championship

A 10-man team that will represent Nigeria at the 2017 ITTF African Junior and Cadet Championships holding in Tunis has been unveiled by the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF).The players were selected based on several trials organised by the federation as well as their past records.The continental championship serves as qualifiers for the World Junior Championship in Italy later in [...]

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    Oshonaike to inspire table tennis players through training clinic

Oshonaike to inspire table tennis players through training clinic

Olufunke Oshonaike, the most successful female table tennis player in Africa, is set to organise a clinic for young Nigerian players.According to Oshonaike, the essence of the 10-day camping exercise is to inspire and motivate the players to be passionately committed to the sport."I love table tennis and the sport has given me all I need in life. Apart from [...]

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    NTTF League: Junior players relive experience

NTTF League: Junior players relive experience

Junior table tennis players at the National club's team league have expressed optimism that their participation would further build their confidence and exposure in the sport.Some of them have suffered defeats in the hands of their more established opponents but see the positives in the defeats, saying it would serve as motivation and exposure in future competitions.For Abayomi Animashaun who has [...]

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