International Table Tennis Federation
Egypt, Nigeria vie for ITTF World Team Cup spot
Egypt's Mohammed El-Beiali will spearhead his country’s campaign for the 2018 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) African Championship title against archrival, Nigeria, holding between September 3 and 9 in Mauritius. The Egyptian, who steps in in the absence of his compatriot and Africa’s number two seed, Omar Assar, will also be aiming to lead his…
Mustapha brothers storm big stage as championship gets Challenge Plus status
The Mustapha brothers, Mustapha (10) and Musa (9) were yesterday the cynosure of all eyes on the Day Two of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Nigeria Open Challenge Series at the Molade Okoya Thomas Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere. Though they both lost their matches, their exposure at the championship is…
Quadri rises in ITTF’s ranking, now 18th in the world
Top seed at this year’s International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Challenge Nigeria Open, Aruna Quadri was at the weekend elevated to number 18th by the ITTF for the month of August. Following this development, Quadri has now become the second African athlete to reach the top 20 in the ITTF ranking after Omar Assar of…
Impact of Nigeria Open’s on Lagos is immense, says Tandoh
The Executive Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission, Kweku Tandoh, has stated that the yearly International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Challenge Nigeria Open has projected the state as a tourism centre in the world. The $46,000 prize money five-day championship, which began as a Classic, later blossomed into an Africa’s elite table tennis tournament…
Two African players to feature in ITTF’s World Cup in Liege
At least two African table tennis players will feature in the men’s event of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF’s) World Cup, for the first time in history.
Quadri/Assar rated number six as ITTF unveils doubles seeding list
India’s Sarthak Gandhi and Italy’s Carlo Rossi are number three, while men’s singles defending champion, Finland’s BenedekOlah and Hungary’s Marton Szita are number four, with Portugal’s Pedro Jose Francisco and Egypt’s Ahmed Saleh the fifth seed.
Obisanya blames government’s bias for poor state of Nigerian sports
Former National Table Tennis Coach, Babatunde Obisanya, has described as unfortunate the absence of Nigeria’s women’s team at the ongoing International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) African Senior Championships holding in Agadir, Morocco.
Aruna says Nigerian table tennis players can get better with sponsorships
Table tennis players need sponsors to get better and rub shoulders with their counterparts who are dominating the sport, Africa’s topmost player, Quadri Aruna...