13th September, 2010
Players ofÂ Union Bank Table Tennis Club gave a good account of themselves as they outshinedÂ their colleagues from other clubs to emerge champions in the final of Sir Jonah Eze TableÂ Tennis Championship held at Ikeja Club.
The championship was sponsored by Dee Jonas Petroleum & Gas Limited. In the final ofÂ theÂ senior male event, Gbenga Ajulo defeated Sunday Odunlade 4-2. Both players are fromÂ UnionÂ Bank, while Ganiyat Olatunde from Union Bank ClubÂ outstrokedÂ colleague, Tolu Eti 4-0 toÂ win the female category.
In the junior category, Samson Samuel of Summer Table Tennis Club humbled Jide Omotasho ofÂ Union Bank 4-3.
The championship featured players from Oyo, Ogun, Delta and Edo states.
Speaking on the clubâ€™s success, chief coach of Union Bank, Samson Ajayi said his playersÂ prepared very well for the tourney, hence their oustanding performances. While commendingÂ his players, the coach urged them toÂ remain focused and determined saying the sky will beÂ their limit in future competitions.
â€œIt was a good outing for my players because they did not disappoint the management. TheyÂ came to the championship with a lot of expectations and they really achieved their targetsÂ at the end of the day. This is to confirmÂ that Union Bank Table Tennis Club is a force toÂ reckon with not only in Nigeria but in Africa,â€ said Ajayi.