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Nigeria’s Females Miss Morocco Event

Nigeria is not part of the women’s team event of the 2016 ITTF African Senior Table Tennis Championships in Morocco, as the country failed to present at least three female players for the competition. The country will however be able to challenge Egypt in the men’s team event. The qualifiers for the 2017 World Table Tennis Championships and the 2018 World …

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ITTF Rues Absent Nigerian Females

The absence of Nigeria’s female team may have given Egypt the chance to dominate the ongoing ITTF African Senior Championship holding in Agadir, Morocco. The failure of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports to fund the trip prevented Team Nigeria’s female squad from making it to the competition. Only Germany-based Olufunke Oshonaike is flying the country’s flag in the …

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Ahead ITTF African Senior Championships: Egypt Dares Nigeria In Morocco

Defeated Egypt suffered against Nigeria in the final of the men’s team event of 2015 African Games is still fresh in the memory of Omar Assar and the Egyptian believes this year’s ITTF African Senior Championship would help to settle score against the West African giant. Apart from the team event heartache in Congo Brazzaville, Assar has revenge in his …

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Oshonaike Eyes Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Veteran table tennis player, Funke Oshonaike, said she would accept an invitation to represent the country at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Oshonaike told NAN on the telephone from her base in Germany that if she was offered to represent the country, she would gladly do so. She said, “I desire to participate in …

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Nigerians Exit Governor’s Cup

More Nigerians have crashed out in the men’s singles event of the ongoing 16th Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship. Moses Michael, Umaru Balami and Albert Bikom were sent packing, joining their compatriots Christian Paul, Christopher Bulus and Joseph Iyorovbe, who were all stopped in the first round on Monday at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan. Melissa Ifidzen, Christie Agugbom …

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Nigeria Rules ITF West/Central Africa

Nigeria emerged overall winners of the 2016 ITF West/Central Africa 18 and Under Circuits which ended in Lome, Togo at the weekend. Nigeria topped with four gold and one silver medals to edge Korea to second spot with four gold medals. Egypt and France placed joint third with one gold and one silver each while USA and Cote d’Ivoire bagged …

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Civil Defence Target NCC Conquest

Civil Defence are chasing a better end to their glorious run to last year’s final of the National Communications Comission (NCC) Tennis League and set their ambitions on track with a stunning start to this year’s competition. The 2015 runners-up in the maiden edition of the NCC Tennis League started this year’s edition on a winning note by beating Team …

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Eighteen Titles At Stake In NTTF National Championships

Hundreds of players across the country are expected to battle for 18 titles at the maiden Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) national championships scheduled for November. Also, table tennis action will return to the Indoor Hall of the National Stadium in Lagos as the venue will host the six-day championship expected to throw up talents for the country. Senior, junior, …

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Sponsors Demand Improved Nigerian Tennis At NNPC/Chevron Clinic

The sponsors of the annual NNPC/Chevron Tennis Clinic have asked the participants to use what they learnt at this year’s event to build a career and also raise the standard of the game in Nigeria. The General Manager, Government and Public Affairs of Chevron Nigeria Limited, Deji Haastrup, who spoke at the end of the three-week event held at the …

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Tombim Defeat Team Offikwu

–Emmanuel Beats Moses To Salvage Point Team Tombim cruised past Kaduna-based Team Offikwu in their first round robin encounter winning two out of three matches on Sunday to wrap up the Tie 6-1. The Abuja-based Team Tombim had on Saturday taken an insurmountable 4-0 lead and went up 5-0 when Edwards Christopher beat Emmanuel Idoko in the first reverse singles …

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