Lagos - The Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) has
called up 20 of the country's best players for a training camp in preparation
for the upcoming All Africa Games in Brazzaville, Congo.
Veteran 40-year-old Segun Toriola and world number 60 Aruna
Quadri are among the men called up alongside Seun Ajetunmobi, who hasn't been a
part of the national team for the nearly two years.
The rest of the men selected were Onaolapo, Kazeem
Makanjuola, Olaniran Boboye, Olawale Fagbamila, Hammed Hafeez and juniors,
Nurudeen Hassan and Olasunkanmi Oginni.
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The female squad includes the German-based Funke Oshonaike
and Edem Offiong, along with Cecilia Otu-Akpan, Janet Effiom, Rashidat
Ogundele, Bosede Odusanya and juniors.
"All the invited players have proved themselves in most
of these competitions and that is why we have invited them to be part of the
camp and we hope some of these junior players can learn from the experienced
ones so that they can also be warming themselves into the senior team,"
chief coach of the NTTF Nosiru Bello told This Day Live.
"We are not inviting anybody without proven records. We
hope that at the end of the day, the best 10 players made up of five male and
five female will make the final list to AAG," he concluded.For
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