Table Tennis Camp Opens As Nigeria Seek More Paralympics Tickets
Written by Taiwo Adekola on September 14, 2023
Nigeria, Egypt, South Africa, Algeria, Lesotho and five others are expected to converge in Cairo, Egypt from September 20 to 23 for the 2023 African Para Table Tennis Championships which is a qualification tournament for Paralympic Games and Commonwealth medallists – Isau Ogunkunle, Faith Obazuaye, Ifechukwude Ikpeoyi top the list of Nigerian contingent to the tournament.
The players have arrived from their various bases in Lagos for the final preparation for the qualifiers as Ogunkunle, Obazuaye target their second appearance at the Paralympic Games while Ikpeoyi will be aiming for her first outing at the games.
Being the final preparation before their departure next week to Egypt, Obazuaye, a two-time Commonwealth Games medallist believes she is aiming for a medal in Paris after narrowly missing out from podium at Tokyo 2020.
President of Paralympics Committee of Nigeria Sunday Odebode has said that Nigeria would be aiming for more slots at the Paralympic Games and they are ensuring that the team slug it out well with Egypt, the leading country in Africa in para table tennis.