Lagos - Six cadet and junior table tennis players on Monday
departed the country for Algiers, Algeria, to participate in the Junior and
Cadet Open/International Table Tennis Federation Junior Circuit.
The team comprising of three male and females respectively
departed Lagos aboard a Turkish Airline aircraft at 8.45 p.m.
The male players are Abayomi Animashaun, Amadi Omeh and
Azeez Sholanke, while the females are Tosin Oribamise, Ajoke Ojomo and Nimota
They were led by Dotun Omoniyi, the Head Coach, Ondo State
Table Tennis Association (OSTTA).
Before their departure, Oribamise promised to give a good
account of herself and promised to return with laurels.
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She said that participating in the just-concluded two-day
trials had prepared her for the competition.
“I am in good shape because I have just finished competing
in a tournament. By God’s grace, I shall come tops in Algiers,’’ she told NAN.
In the same vein, Animashaun, who just returned from the
Egypt Junior and Cadet Open last month, told NAN that his morale was high.
He said that he was going to get more medals for his
“I am going with the mind to wear a fighting spirit. I want
to go and play good matches as well as return with medals,’’ he said.
Also Omeh who was in Egypt last month vowed to make the
country proud and make a mark in Algiers.
“I am going for serious business and will play all matches
cautiously because that’s the only way I can come out tops,’’ he said.
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