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Toriola Slams Rio 2016 Preparation

-Says It’s Worst Ever Olympics Programme Having been part of six Olympics build up, Africa’s most decorated table tennis player, Segun Toriola has lamented over Nigeria’s preparation for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, describing it as the worst ever. Toriola, 42, who will be making history in Brazil as the first African athlete to feature in seven Olympics said he …

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CBN Splash N14m On Tennis Open

 -Promise Tourney To Thrill Lagos Fans The 38th edition of the Central Bank Of Nigeria (CBN) tennis tournament will see players battle for a whooping 14 million naira prize money at stake. Organizers of the event told SportsDay that the sum of N14.3 million will be up for grabs in this year’s edition billed for Tennis Court, National Stadium, Surulere, …

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Toriola Tops ITTF’s Rio List

As one the experienced players to watch out for as well as the only athlete in table tennis to compete in seventh Olympics in Rio, Nigeria’s Segun Toriola tops the list of players confirmed by International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. According to a release by ITTF, the Olympic table tennis event will …

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ITTF Premier Lotto Stars Improve Ratings

Players that performed well at the 2016 ITTF Premier Lotto Nigeria Open have started getting rewarded for their efforts after the world table tennis ruling body released the June ranking on Wednesday. Specifically, the men and women singles winners, Finland’s Benedek Olah and Portugal’s Jieni Shao are among the biggest movers in the latest world rating while the winners of …

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ITTF Premier Lotto Shakes Lagos

-As Excitement Spreads At Nigeria Open Colourful decorations Molade Okoya Thomas Hall, Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos and the presence of teeming fans provided added excitement at the start of Nigeria’s highest prize money event in the ITTF Challenge Series. The competition, tagged Premier Lotto Nigeria Open, has top players from 16 countries aiming to share from the overall $46,000 jackpot …

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ITTF Premier Lotto Begins In Lagos

-Nigeria Open Serves Off At Teslim Balogun Stadium The much-anticipated 2016 ITTF Premier Lotto Nigeria Open will serve off this Wednesday at Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall, Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. Preliminary matches for unseeded players will kick start the championship as over 55 players will be aiming for the 16 slots in the main draw of the competition in the men’s …

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20 Kids Target NTTF Super League

-U-16 Contest Starts Saturday In Lagos Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall will come alive on Saturday, May 14 as the 20 best under-16 players across the country slug it out at the maiden Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) Super League. The Super League is the climax of the tournament involving more than 100 players across the country with the top 12 (boys) …

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Toriola: We Can Win ITTF Nigeria Open

-Says It’s Time For Nigerians To Clinch Title Former African ping-pong champion, Segun Toriola believes it is time for players from the continent’s most populous country to win the ITTF Premier Lotto Nigeria Open. Twice Nigerian players have made it to the final on home soil but, despite their inability to win the title, Toriola is enthusiastic that the storey …

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ITTF PREMIER LOTTO NIGERIA OPEN: Lashin Seeks Title In Lagos

In 2014, he came close to clinching the ITTF Premier Lotto Nigeria Open but it was his compatriot, Omar Assar that dented his ambition. But with the absence of Omar Assar this year, Egypt’s El-Sayed Lashin is optimistic that the title is within his reach. Despite the presence of more European players including star-studded local players from Nigeria, El-Sayed Lashin …

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ITTF Premier Lotto Nigeria Tennis Open: Portugal Leads 14 Countries To Nigeria

European super-powers, Portugal, Russia and Hungary as well as African giant, Egypt including 11 others have confirmed their participation in this year’s ITTF Premier Lotto Nigeria Open (Lagos 2016). With the expiration of registration last week, this year will witness the presence of players from Portugal, Russia, Hungary, Egypt, Finland, Slovakia, Romania, Iran, Mexico, Ghana, Congo Brazzaville, Morocco, Tunisia, Congo …

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