via Monica Iheakam
The international desk Tennis Federation (ITTF) has named a three-man referee workforce for the 2017 ITTF World Tour tagged Nigeria Open billed for the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.
The ITTF World Tour Coordinator, Emese Barsai, mentioned the group can be led via Algeria’s Abdallah Boudjahem who will function the tournament’s referee. South Africa’s Roderick Volkwyn is the deputy referee, whereas Nigeria’s longest serving umpire, John Peters is the event’s assistant referee.
in keeping with the event Director, Femi George, this year’s tournament hopes to be glamorous as high stars the world over have agreed to be a part of the very best prize problem sequence within the ITTF calendar.
“We predict extra international locations and stars this year for the reason that event has endured to grow in jump and sure as extra avid gamers have started identifying with the championship as Africa’s elite championships.
“except for competing, the players are desperate to have a feel of Nigeria in particular Lagos State which for them is a unique metropolis for many Europeans.
“We hope and believe we can proceed to support on the organization of the championship and this 12 months will not be an exception as all is set for the tournament preserving on August 9 to 13 at the Molade Okoya-Thomas hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium,” George mentioned.