Lagos - Ganiat Ogundele, a top table tennis player, on Sunday gave an assurance that she would win a gold medal at the maiden Lagos International Open Table Tennis Classics.
The classics have been scheduled to hold from Aug. 26 to Aug. 31 in Lagos.
Ogundele told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that she had been training since the competition was mooted.
She noted that she did not want to take any chances when the tournament became a reality.
"Regular training helps to improve a player’s standard, which is why I take time to practise on my own. Preparation is training, embarking on exercise and ensuring mental alertness.
"As a player, I consider all these while training. I am not intimidated by any foreign player. I will do my best and leave the rest to luck and God.
"I am not bragging but I will not settle for a silver medal, my aim is to win a gold medal in my category through the help of God,’’ she said.
Ogundele, a gold medallist at the 2008 Aso-Oju Oba Table Tennis Championships, commended the new table tennis board elected into office in April, saying the future was bright for the sport.
The categories to be contested for are the Men’s Singles, Men Doubles, Senior Mixed Doubles, Junior Boys Singles, Boys Doubles and Junior Mixed Doubles.
Others are Women’s Singles, Women Doubles, Junior Girls Singles and Junior Girls Doubles.