NIGERIA: Onaolapo, Sunshine win NTTF pilot league

OnaolapoIn readiness for the World Championship in Japan next month, Ojo  Onaolapo  claimed the singles title as well as aided  Sunshine to win the club title at the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation  (NTTF) pilot league.
The seven-day tournament ended at the weekend with Onaolapo amassing  100points to be crowned the overall winner as well as the highest  earning player in the competition.
To beat Nigeria Civil Defence Service Corps team one to the title,  Sunshine also garnered 157 points to emerge as the club champion.
Also, Kazeem Makanjuola, who will be making his World Championship  outing for Nigeria in Japan finished second behind Onaolapo in the  singles
For the President, NTTF, Wahid Oshodi, the tournament would be bigger  come October as the federation plans to expand the scope of the  competition.
“We are excited with the pilot league and this has shown to use that  there is hope in the country as are also plan to give more players the  opportunity to be part of the championship. We are happy with the  performance of the players and we hope to see more of this in October  when we start the league proper,” he said.
Over 20 clubs and hundreds of players took part in the one-week league held at the new look knock-up hall of the National Stadium in Lagos.

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