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1st ITTF Western Africa Challenge: Nigeria, others begin battle for gongs in Abidjan

Jamiu Ayanwale

Nigeria as the leading table tennis playing nation will be aiming for the laurels as the maiden ITTF Western Africa Challenge serves off on Saturday November 2, at the Multipurpose Hall in Trenchville, Abidjan.

Jamiu Ayanwale

Abidjan will host the best table tennis players in West Africa ready to do battle for regional honours over Saturday November 2 and Sunday November 3, 2019 at the Multipurpose Hall in Trenchville.

Already, the Nigerian team had arrived Abidjan with Jamiu Ayanwale beaming with confidence and ready to roar against some of the experienced players listed for the two-day tournament which serves as qualifiers for the 2020 Africa Top 16 Cup.

For Ayanwale, his Adrenalin is pumping having trained for weeks for the just concluded Egypt Junior Open and not making it to Egypt, the Abidjan tournament would help him to dissipate his energy on clinching the title. “It is unfortunate that we missed the Egypt Junior Open and having trained well for the Egypt tournament, I can now use the knowledge I had acquired to win this tournament. I care-less of the seeding list as I am here for business,” the Nigerian said.

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The ping-pong gladiators – 21 men and 18 women – will be assessed based on their prowess on the table to pick West Africa’s best who will represent the region at the glamorous continental championship to be hosted by Tunisia in 2020.

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