6th December, 2010
Chief Coach of Union Bank Table Tennis Club, Samson Ajayi, says his players areÂ ready to take all their opponents to the cleaners in this yearâ€™s Aso-Oju Oba TableÂ Tennis Championship.
The annual table tennis tourney, sponsored by sports philanthropist, Dr Molade okoyaÂ Thomas, will hold between 13-17 December at the Mobolaji Johnson Sports Indoor Hall,Â Rowe Park, Yaba, Lagos State.
Ajayi told PM Sports that his players are in good frame of mind to confront anyÂ player or teams in this yearâ€™s edition.
Ajayi, fondly called by his admirer Ope Iya Saka, said he is satisfied with theÂ level of preparedness of the players in camp and it will be hard for any individualÂ or teams to beat his team in the championship.
â€œI am absolutely confidence in the ability of my players. We are coming to theÂ championship as a club not as an individual and I am satisfied with the spirit ofÂ the players in camp. My players always dominate Aso Oju Oba every year and I am sureÂ that this year will not be different,â€ Ajayi said.
Among the Union Bank players expected in the championship are Ganiyu Ashimiyu,Â Gbenga Ajulo, Sarafa Adelake, Sunday Odunlade, Ganiyat Olatunde and RashidatÂ Ogundele.
In the same vein, Team Manger of the club, Olowolajuogbon Jacob, thanked theÂ management for their support on the team. He charged the players to remain steadfastÂ and focused, sayingÂ the management will continue to support the players if they canÂ excel in the championship.
â€” Sunday Akintoye