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Quadri, Oshonaike invited to AAG training camp

07 July 2015, 14:57

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.

Also read: Nigeria drop in ITTF rankings

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.

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