The Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) is hopeful of an excellent outing when the country’s representatives at this year’s World Table Tennis Championship, compete in Douseldolf, Germany.
World number 26, Haruna Quadri, Segun Toriola, Ojo Onaolapo, Omotayo Jide, Funke Oshonaike, Edem Effiong and Akpan Cecelia make the men and women who will be doing the country proud at the competition.
Secretary to the NTTF, Bola Adedeji, said the players had been well motivated to deliver in Germany.
“The players are happy and in top shape and are set for the world championship.”
Nigeria’s contingent to the championship who will take part in the men’s and women’s events are expected to leave the country on the 27th of this month, when the World Table Tennis Championship in Germany is expected to serve-off through to the 6th of June, 2017.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government has said that it will soon invite World Unified Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua, to the country.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who made this revelation in a statement, added that the country is proud to be associated with the newly-crowned unified heavyweight champion, whose Nigerian heritage he has publicly acknowledged.
He hailed Joshua for his humility despite success in boxing and his undying spirit coming up from the canvas after he was knocked down by Wladimir Klitchsko.
Ogun State Government has also revealed plans to honour Joshua.