By James Agberebi:
The African Table Tennis Federation has confirmed Nigeria as one of Africa's representatives at the 2016 International Table Tennis Federation World Junior Championship holding in Cape Town, South Africa in October.
According to press release by ITTF, aside from Nigeria, the other three countries confirmed for the championship are Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia.
The four teams confirmed their qualification among the 12 teams that featured at the last ITTF African Junior & Cadet Championship in Algiers.
Nigeria and Egypt will compete in the boys and girls events at the championship while the girls’ team from Algeria and the boys’ team from Tunisia will take part.
Aside from the four countries that will represent Africa at the championship, host – South Africa will also be presenting its boys and girls teams for the competition.
Also, ATTF listed Nigeria's Esther Oribamise among an eight-man team that will represent Africa at the 2016 World Cadet Challenge in China.
The team is also made up of players from Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria and Congo Brazzaville.
And among the players listed are Egypt’s duo of Marwan Abdelwahab and Rinad Fathy, Tunisia’s pair of Aboubaker Bourass and Manel Baklouti, Malissa Nasri and Abdelbasset Chaichi from Algeria and Congo Brazzaville’s Regis Kiassi.
The ITTF World Cadet Challenge holds on October 21 to 29.