One of the best 32 desk tennis gamers throughout Nigeria will converge in Lagos on June 12 to battle for a share of the N1.2 million purse for the one-day Lagos Prime 16 Invitational Problem scheduled for the Molade Okoya-Thomas Corridor of the Teslim Balogun Stadium.
The organisers chosen the 32 for the one-day event following their efficiency from the final three nationwide tournaments that included the twentieth Nationwide Sports activities Competition held in Benin Metropolis, the Edo State capital.
The championship sponsored by Renewed Hope, Lagos is aimed to excite desk tennis followers in Lagos who’re all the time desperate to cheer the gamers.
Sponsor of the event and Director Common of the Lagos State Sports activities Fee (LSSC), Gafar Bolowotan, believes the thrill generated on the 2021 Nationwide Championship prompted him to bankroll the event with the purpose to unearth new skills in addition to encourage wholesome rivalry among the many gamers.
Backed by LSSC and organised by the Lagos State Desk Tennis Affiliation (LSTTA) with technical assist from the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF), gamers are anticipated to reach on Friday, June 11 for the event with the draw scheduled to carry the identical day in readiness for the competitors the subsequent day.
The opponents will likely be drawn into 4 teams of 4 gamers, with the highest two advancing to the subsequent stage the place the remaining eight will likely be drawn into two teams of 4 gamers every. The highest two from the second stage advance to the semifinal of the championships.
Fatima Bello of G20 will stake her unbeaten run within the final three tournaments as she has dominated the ladies’s division within the nation however she has to contend along with her arch-rival Bose Odusanya of Lagos who will have the ability to name on house assist.
Amadi Omeh, Azeez Solanke, and Rilwan Akanbi are champions within the final three tournaments and they are going to be up in opposition to each other once more alongside U-21 nationwide champion Taiwo Mati who will purpose to say his first senior title.
Additionally, World Desk Tennis (WTT) star youth contender silver medalist Usman Okanlawon, in addition to nationwide cadet champion Samuel Boboye, will likely be up in opposition to their senior counterparts in what we may describe because the battle of one of the best within the nation.
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