Asoju Oba Tourney Serves Off


The 42nd Asoju-Oba Table Tennis Championship served off at the Molade Okoya Indoor  Sports Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria today.

After concluding registration formalities yesterday, the players got down to serious  business  with the preliminary matches.

P.M.Sports gathered that over 200 players registered to participate in the  tournament, which will end on Friday.

The tournament’s Chief Referee, John Peters, disclosed that this year’s tourney  attracted a huge number of ping pongers because there is lack of table tennis  tournaments in the country this year.

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Peters, who doubles as the technical committee chairman of the Lagos State Table  Tennis Association, said two professional table tennis players, Tajudeen Salawu, who  lost to Gbenga Anthony in last year’s edition and Atinuke Olaide,  winner of the  Women’s Singles will take part in the tourney.

The former champion, Lanre Jegede, who plays professional table tennis in France has  pulled out of the competition to pave way for upcoming players to feature in the  competition.Tolu Durosimi- Etti, has also pulled out of the event on health ground.

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