–Ahead of 2015 ITTF-Africa Senior Championships
Few weeks to the kickoff of the 2015 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Africa Senior Championships holding in Cairo, Egypt, the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) is passionately appealing to the National Sports Commission (NSC) to support the team financially to be able to be part of the championship.
The tournament according to Africa Table Tennis Federation (ATTF) serves as qualifiers for this year’s World Championship scheduled for April in China.
Also, the championship would aid Nigeria’s players in their quest to improve their world rating in the globe.
According to NTTF Secretary General, Chinedu Ezeala-Ogundare, the Cairo tournament serves as prerequisite for any team to be part of the 2015 World Championships in China while it would also improve the country’s chances of getting good rating in the world.
“The competition was scheduled to hold in Sudan this year but because of the Ebola Virus Disease, it was cancelled. But the African Table Tennis Federation (ATTF) just confirmed to us that the tournament will now be hosted by Egypt and this is a must for us and we must make it down there. For now, we are hoping to assemble our best players within and across the globe so that we can have a strong team. We are using this medium to appeal to NSC to support us financially in order to be part of this competition.