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Edem promises to retain AAG title

03 September 2015, 16:41

Lagos - As the 2015 All Africa Games approaches, Nigerian table tennis superstar Offiong Edem has promised fans that she will try her utmost best to get a medal in Brazzaville, Congo when the tournament gets underway in this weekend.

Edem, who won a total of three gold medals at 2011 AAG in Maputo, said although she is under different circumstances this time round, she will be hoping that she can defend her titles.

Also read: Nigeria name table tennis team for AAG

"A lot of things have happened in recent times but they are now behind me as I want to ensure that I defend the title I won in 2011," Edem told punchng.com.

"Table tennis has developed a lot from what it was then, but I am prepared to face any opponents in Brazzaville."

On her opponents, the Nigerian table tennis star knows that there will be tough competition in Congo but she is confident that she can do the job and beat them.

"Congo and Egypt are very technical sides and they will pose tough challenge for Nigeria," she said.

"But I am prepared for them. I have learnt a lot from my coaches. Beating them won’t come easy but I will not disappoint Nigerians."

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