International Table Tennis Federation: Nigeria not participating in African Junior Championships

Posted on Apr 9 2017 - 1:01pm by admin

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The avid gamers are upset that they aren’t collaborating within the tournament.

Paucity of cash has denied Nigerian gamers from taking part within the 2017 global desk Tennis Federation (ITTF) African Junior Championships in Tunis, Tunisia from April 9 to April 15.

The information company of Nigeria (NAN) experiences that Nigeria’s absence from the competitors will have price two of the u . s .’s representatives preventing for slots to take part in the 2018 youth Olympic video games.

Ten avid gamers, comprising five boys and five girls are billed to compete in Tunisia.

The boys are Azeez Solanke, Abayomi Animashaun, Amadi Umeh, Jamiu Ayanwale and Taiwo Matti.

while the girls are Tosin Oribamise, Agnes Onoja, Rafiat Jimoh, Sukurat Aiyelabegan and Iyanuoluwa Falana.

Solanke and Oribamise are to additionally take part in the youth Olympic games qualifiers additionally in Tunisia from April sixteen to April 17.

The players had been in closed camp organised with the aid of the Nigeria table Tennis Federation (NTTF) for over per week on the nationwide Stadium, Lagos.

The players informed the advance to NAN that they had been dissatisfied with their now not taking part within the match.

Oribamise said that that is one development that puts off an athlete and makes him or her to not put extra into his or her efforts.

She stated that she had prepared smartly with excessive hopes in regards to the competition.

My hopes were high and now it’s shattered, I had given my all to coaching. It wasn’t easy combining both training with my research however I did it.

“Now the entire effort is a waste, well i have learnt in camp and can go back to build up on what i’ve learnt,’’ she said.

Animashaun appealed to the Ministry of early life and sports activities to make certain that there would no longer be a recurrence.

He said that they had been young players whose coronary heart have been fragile and couldn’t preserve taking setbacks.

“Now, our no longer going once more with everyone ready with the mind that we’re journeying, i think very bad and disappointed.

“truthfully conversing this may postpone some people from enjoying desk tennis again,’’ he said.

Umeh told NAN that he’s coronary heart damaged and called for extra fortify for table tennis.

He mentioned that he had set a target for himself in Tunisia and now that can’t be carried out.

“i want Nigerians to assist table tennis, we’d like sponsors. When we have sponsors, when cash don’t come from the ministry we can still attend competitions,’’ he stated.

Germany-based Funke Oshonaike said that the development had broken her coronary heart.

“I used to be in Lagos in February for Funke Oshonaike Tabke Tennis foundation. I invited about 30 gifted gamers in Nigeria for 10 days medical institution and competitors.

“With the lend a hand of Ford foundation, and some other reinforce I used to be able to accommodate, feed and dress all of them for the 7-day medical institution.

“I had the perfect time of my lifestyles as a result of I was once as soon as like them and that i liked all of them. I spent about N1 million only for the competitors.

“Now, one of the vital children are now supposed to be in Tunisia for the Africa Junior Championships starting day after today however can’t make it because the sports activities ministry might not get the funds on time.

“imagine the players are headed home now as a result of all flights to Tunis are fully booked.

“I’ve got uninterested in complaining that used to be why I left my job, domestic to come back and give hope and smile to the proficient kids in Nigeria.

“Why is it so hard for Nigeria to make the dream of all these kids come proper? Don’t they understand that these children are our future?

Why are some individuals killing talents and the way forward for our younger ones in Nigeria? particularly why am I now not a wealthy person so that i can handle these future champions more without waiting for any ministry?

“for a way lengthy will Nigeria keep breaking my heart on account of my love for my united states of america? I’m absolutely hurt and coronary heart damaged," she asked fans of the sport.

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