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NCC League Winner To Pocket N7m

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced a total prize money of N17 million with a star prize of N7 million for the team that wins the 2016 Team Tennis Championship. Unveiling details of this year’s event at the Ikoyi club at the weekend with the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung in attendance, the Executive Vice President of the NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta,  ...

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Lagos Hosts Top Table Tennis Players

-For July 17 Invitational Championship Top 32 male players across the country have been listed for the monthly invitational table tennis championship scheduled to hold in Lagos on Sunday July 17. The one-day championship holds at Lagos Country Club in Ikeja on Sunday July 17 and it has been sanctioned by the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF). According to the ...

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Dalung To Launch NCC Tennis League

-2016 Programmes Starts At Ikoyi Club Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung will this Thursday at Ikoyi Club, Lagos launch the second edition of NCC Tennis League Cup which offered over N25 million in prize money to winning teams last year. The Tennis League also took topflight tennis to major cities of the nation and introduced 30 ...

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Oshonaike Confirms Rio Participation

Veteran tennis star Olufunke Oshonaike Irabor will be attending her sixth Olympic games in Rio, Brazil, this summer. It is a record only bested by another legend, Segun Toriola. Short of her 41 year-old celebration in October, Funke has been around for more than two decades that you would think she is older that her age. Married to Kevin Irabor, ...

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Offiong Sad Over Olympics Preparation

Female table tennis player Edem Offiong has lamented poor preparations by the country towards this year’s Olympic Games. It will be her third games after appearing in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008, ahead of Offiong vowed that, despite the shoddy preparations, she hopes to do Nigeria proud. “I am not really happy with the kind of preparation of Nigeria for ...

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Quadri Remains Africa’s Best

-In ITTF’s July Ranking International Table tennis Federation (ITTF) 2014 Star Player, Aruna Quadri maintains his status as Africa’s best player in the July ranking by the world ping-pong ruling body. Despite dropping a step to 38, Quadri, who featured at the last Japan Open, garnered 2337 points to beat Egypt’s Omar Assar to second place in the continent. Quadri, ...

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Quadri Tops Commonwealth Ranking

Apart from being the best table tennis player in Africa, Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri has become the first African star to top the ranking list of players in the Commonwealth. According to the ranking list released by the Technical Committee of the Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation (CTTF), Quadri who has been playing second fiddle to players from Singapore became the highest ...

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Faith Obiora Hopeful Of Medal In Brazil

 Faith Obiora will be making her second appearance at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil and she is hopeful she would not just participate but pick medal in her event. Obiora, who has been training at the National Training Centre of the Lagos National Stadium, is in fine form and hoping that she would return home with a medal ...

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T’Tennis Needs Better Coaches – Okenla

-Laments Effects Of Poor Coaching In Ogun State Former national table tennis star, Kehinde Okenla has blamed the inability of Ogun State to sustain its leading position in Nigeria, which she believes is due to the absence of top notch coaches available to train the players. While noting that The Gateway State, which reproduced legendary table tennis stars like Segun ...

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Dalung Visits Para-Table Tennis Camp

Minister of sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung has promised that his ministry will provide better lighting and new equipment for the country’s para-table tennis athletes training at Lagos National Stadium, ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Dalung, gave this assurance at the weekend, when he visited the para- table tennis camp at Brai Ayonote Hostel, on the premises of the ...

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